March 18th, 2011
05:27 PM ET

Reader response to Obama's Libya remarks

Global Public Square reader "WorldSpring" writes a thoughtful comment on the post, Reactions to President Obama's remarks on Libya:

I actually liked the president carefully worded speech. He isn't there to dazzle with his charms, he tries to deliver a clear message to the world about how it should behave. A hint that there is a need for a "world police" but that the U.S. shouldn't be it.

In other worrds he's hinting at what everyone is thinking anyway. That the UN should be more than just the local international bar, that it should stand for solid principles and enforce them. That a nation's sovereignty stops where its stupidity starts. But also that he doesn't want to force our style of democracy on anyone.

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  1. Onesmallvoice

    President Obama just gave us another cock and bull story about why we should go into Libya. Just more right-wing bla-bla-bla as usual. These right-wing thugs always find excuses to get us into these obscene wars!!! It never ends!!!

    March 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Reply
  2. j. von hettlingen

    Obama has yielded to the pressure put on him. He has no choices but to comply. During the visits of Sarkozy and Cameron to Washington a while ago, he announced the unfathomably deep bonds between their countries. So as these two warmongers start their crusade of democracy in the region, obama feels obliged to jump on the bandwagon of solidarity. He needs France and Britain for achieving his goals in Afghanistan, Pakistan and partially in Iraq. I do wish that Richard Holbrooke were still alive. He would have given Obama a better advice. Indeed Holbrooke would have been a better diplomat than Hilary Clinton on the international arena.

    March 19, 2011 at 6:52 am | Reply
  3. sshuck

    First of all I do not know how Bush got us into another Mid-East Crises? Two years out of office and he is still running wars. I tell ya. I sure hope Bush does not let Obama use our skyrocketing prices oil to support our military involvement. Ge real folks-let's start being honest. Obama has gone back on almost everything he criticized Bush for. Why has he not closed Guantanamo? I do not get what Obama is all about- I do not think he has any focus. The time oil prices spiked in the 70's all Americans cut back. In addition all these young folks use all this technology and are not even aware that it takes oil and coal to create all this technology, manufacture it, distribute it and use it. We do not need to use any more oil and treasures to fight any more wars unless we are willing to admit and go for oil and natural gas-after all, jets and tanks are not run on wind power.

    March 19, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Reply
  4. john

    The beginnings of Isolationism... from a tired SU..perpowe......r.

    Either your in the fight or your not – why does Obama allways play the middle role – never decisive..never takes a stand on any position...its as if he never wants to be pinned down on any issue...so why did he run for the presidency- because it was an intersting idea...he acts without conviction/emotion a trule leader leads and not from the sidelines..

    He just doens't understand American power and how it should be used – it requires a true architect..a true director – I think Obama is way over his head

    March 20, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Reply
  5. JOSH

    He doens't run for president, he was forced to by the big guns on the Democratic Party (Pelosi, and the likes) because they do know he will be a puppet in a string. Promises a lot, accomplished nothing but caos and God know he wants to play the warlord. God save America.

    March 21, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Reply
  6. Biswas

    We are witnessing the dying days of US influence around the world. UN is controlled by OIC and their lackey's of the third world. The progressives and feminists in the West have seen to it that islamists, terrorists and dictators are rebranded as human right's activists (Hamas is just one case in point). They have effectively sewn up the media (CNN, BBC et al, the acedemy and the public opinion in their favour. They thrushed Obama into power and now the man is out of his depth.

    It is all downhill from here.

    May 18, 2011 at 6:57 am | Reply

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