What Message Does Obama's Address Send Qaddafi?
It has taken President Obama over a week to speak out about Libya. It just so happens his secretary of defense actually beat him to the punch yesterday. The only problem is that Secretary Gates was singing a different tune from the one we heard from the president last night. Sean invited radio host Bill Bennett to ‘Hannity’ to discuss the contradiction between one administration official and the president. “Obama’s speech was well written, well delivered, but not well thought out,” Bennett explained to Sean. “First of all, if I'm Qaddafi I'm sitting comfortably tonight. The Americans are not coming after me, unless the president wasn't telling the truth and we've got some guys in there. Second, we will stop at removing Qaddafi because the coalition will splinter. So, who is in charge? The coalition is in charge. Qaddafi is nothing by the way, compared to Saddam Hussein. If you are going to make a humanitarian case, Saddam Hussein gassed his own people. He killed hundr eds of thousands - Qaddafi probably just thousands. So, the moral case is the moral case. The difference is, Bush was willing to pursue this case in the war in Iraq. Now, Obama says, we're going to leave it up to other people. What happens now? Who is in charge? What is the mission? I think it is a mess. I think it is incoherent.” Watch Sean’s entire interview with Bill Bennett by clicking here. If you haven't had a chance, you should also read Bill's new book, "The Fight Of Our Lives," available here.
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While commenting on Obama’s speech last night Sean again pointed out the contradictory statements coming out of Washington. On one side you have Hillary as recently as today saying Qaddafi “has to go.” On the other side you have White House Press Secretary Jay Carney who said, “Our desire is to persuade him to leave on his own.” “They can’t make up their mind,” Sean said incredulously. “They don’t know what to do because they don’t have the courage. What I would do if I were president would be to drop a bomb, based on the best intelligence possible, and do what Reagan did – I’d drop a bomb on his house or wherever I thought he was.”
Dick Morris: Obama Puts This On Himself
Sean was joined by Dick Morris, author of the bestselling book, “Revolt” to discuss how President Obama always gets himself in trouble. “If you go in and give a great speech about how you refuse to let civilians get killed,” Morris began, “But what if you don’t get rid of Qaddafi, what will we do, sit back and let civilians get killed?” Hannity added to this, “What happens if Qaddafi doesn’t go after Obama says he has to go?” “If Qaddafi doesn’t go and sits there and is a benevolent leader who’s beloved by his people, then Obama is fine,” Morris shared, “If, however, he sits and plans mayhem against the United States then that’ll be on Obama.” This is clearly a difficult position for President Obama to be in and it’s largely because he hasn’t shown the foresight to lead in any one direction. If he’s truly doing this for humanitarian reaso ns, then we should’ve committed fully to this operation weeks ago with the purpose of overthrowing an evil regime. It appears, however, that we’re tip-toeing into world affairs without any real direction or end-goal in mind. That’s not foreign policy, or at least not an effective one. For more on Dick Morris' "Revolt," click here.
Dick Morris (born November 28, 1948) is an American political author and commentator who previously worked as a pollster , political campaign consultant , and general political consultant . Morris became an adviser to the Bill Clinton administration after Clinton was elected president in 1992. Morris encouraged Clinton to pursue third way policies of triangulation that merged traditional Republican and Democratic proposals, rhetoric, and issues to achieve maximum political gain and popularity. He worked as a Republican strategist before joining the Clinton administration, where he helped Clinton recover from the 1994 midterm elections by convincing the President to adopt Republican policies.  The president consulted Morris in secret beginning in 1994.  Clinton's communications director George Stephanopoulos has said that "Over the course of the first nine months of 1995, no single person had more power over the president".  Morris... More >