This move stinks of Bush like justifications that just don’t add up to a justifiable cause for military involvement in the region. Ironically years ago then Senator Obama stood tall and racked up mega political points when he and a minority of other legislators opposed the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq shortly after the 9/11 crisis. Now President Obama finds himself in a pickle that will surely come back to haunt him during election season 2012. Just as former President Bush pushed for military action in Afghanistan and later Iraq/Saddam Hussein today President Obama has signed off on joining allied forces to campaign for the removal of Momar Gaddafi.
Today’s situation mirrors President Bush’s decision exactly in the following five distinct ways 1) U.S. military intervention/involvement was done without, Congressional backing, 2) humanitarian effort is and was a farce, 3) Undocumented/certified proof of terrorist support from Gaddafi (as i.e. weapons of mass destruction), 4) Push to promote democracy over alleged brutal dictator, and last but most dangerous, 5) OIL, OIL, OIL.
The American voters are very forgiving of political leaders i.e. President Clinton and the Monica Lewinsky scandal but the first black president will stand a hot dog’s chance at a cookout then to gain re-election to the highest office with the track record of his predecessor. This could be the fatal dagger to the heart of his re-election bid.