Do you remember a few months ago when Col Gadhafi threatened to slaughter his own people. Two factions developed in the United States. One faction, the hawks, said the U.S. should go in on the ground with all guns blazing. The other faction urged Obama to stay out altogether. obama did neither. Instead he carefully fashioned a group of countries to take on Gadhafi. The United States would participate with air power but would not lead and there would be no U.S. boots on the ground. The prupose of the coalition Obama crafted was to protect Lybians from slaughter and to get rid of Gahdhafi.
In a matter of weeks both objectives have been attained. And not a single American soldier lost his or her life.
In fact so successfull is the template usedin Lybia so successfully, it might well be used in other areas of conflict. with his use of drones and limited airpower obama has created a fighting machine that is appropriate for regional skirmishes and wars.
obama is quietly establishing a militaryand foreign policy that amawill lead the way for the future.
Was Gadhafi a win for Obama?
What do you think?