Sunday, February 27, 2011

Obama Calls For Gadhafi To Step Down

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism


All hail the wisdom of President Barrack Husein Obama! Speaking in the tone of past Presidents {GWB immediately comes to mind} he and his sidekick, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, have called for the immediate relinquishing of power by Libyan despot Moammar Gadhafi. Of course they have no viable plan to fill the void once Gadhafi is gone. Unless perhaps to saddle the US with another foreign entanglement in an area we are not welcome and have no business in.

While it is laudable a representative republic such as the United States of America soundly condemn the practices of repressive regimes worldwide, it is not for us to determine the domestic fate of another sovereign state. The outcome of the current unrest in Libya should, and must, rest solely with the government of Libya and the response of its people to their governments decisions.

From USA Today:
President Obama told German Chancellor Angela Merkel today that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi should surrender power immediately because of the attacks he has made on his own people.

"The President stated that when a leader's only means of staying in power is to use mass violence against his own people, he has lost the legitimacy to rule and needs to do what is right for his country by leaving now," said a White House readout of the Merkel call.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton echoed Obama's demand in a statement saying that Gadhafi's government would he held "accountable for its violation of human rights"

"Moammar Gadhafi has lost the confidence of his people and he should go without further bloodshed and violence," Clinton said in her statement.

Obama spoke with Merkel a day after the U.S. placed unilateral economic sanctions on Libya, and as the U.S. works with allies like Germany on a set of international sanctions.

The United States of America has pressing domestic problems that threaten its own long term economic viability. Indeed the continued existence of our republic as we have known it is at stake. Therefore, isn't it time we begin acting in our nations own long term self interest as opposed to continuing to be the world policeman and sugar daddy when a foreign nation falters? Is it not time we decide to relinquish the role of world policeman? Is it not time we focus on our own needs and priorites and let foreign nations deal with their problems by themselves?

The point of a prior RN USA post entitled "John Adams on Democracy" was to essentially the forerunner of the consistent conservative views set forth above. It is time for America to honestly focus on its own true self interests and turn its vast capabilities to strengthening itself at home rather than abroad. If you question why this is so I suggest a study of history. With a particular eye to great past world powers and the reasons for their ultimate decline and collapse. Our framers would understand quite well methinks.

And now the rest of the article.

Cross posted to the Left Coast Rebel

Via: Memeorandum

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