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Webb Criticizes White House Handling of Libyan Crisis

There are 30 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Mar 22, 2011, titled Webb Criticizes White House Handling of Libyan Crisis. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Virginia Senator Jim Webb is criticizing the White House for its handling of the crisis in Libya.

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Henry

Earlysville, VA

#1 Mar 22, 2011
We shouldn't be doing anything in Libya. We're broke and already fighting two wars. Let the Libyans figure out their own destiny.
Wally

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Mar 22, 2011
Isn't congress the ones that usually screw things up??? I guess we could have planned this out for another six months like we did for Iraq. Congress can't even agree on a budget!!! Of course by 6 months qaddafi would have exterminated the rebs. Ironic, Qaddafi downed an airliner and people are acting like he is not a terrorist where as saddam did not take innocent lives and we invaded his country and peopel were all for it.
Wally

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Mar 22, 2011
By "innocent lives" i mean American citizens, just to clarify my point.
plus2

Hiram, GA

#4 Mar 22, 2011
If I was doing something important the last thing I would do is tell congress.
Crozetbob

Macomb, MI

#5 Mar 22, 2011
Damned if you do...
NoFreeLunch

San Antonio, TX

#6 Mar 22, 2011
It's too bad he wasn't criticizing when it was important for him to do so. Now, he is nothing but a soon-to-be-ex, LAME senator. Who cares?
lord

United States

#7 Mar 22, 2011
B.O. thinks that because starting an unnecessary war worked for W.(he got a second term), it will work for him and he will get four more years of unlimited luxury travel for himself and his family. It was probably Michelle's idea, she sure has been enjoying the ride, and he has no one else to tell him what to do now that Raum Emmanuel has left. David Cameron (prime minister of England) and Nicholas Sarkosy (president of France), the chief allies in this operation, aren't doing so well politically, either. Interesting how leaders who actually served in combat roles are less likely to commit military troops to long term boondoggles for their own political gains (as in G.H.W. Bush's decision not to invade Iraq). Mr. Webb's statement reflects this virtue, and the fact that he was visiting wounded veterans drives home his respectful understanding of the gravity of the situation that B.O. and his friends have caused.
Albemarle

Lexington, VA

#8 Mar 22, 2011
Wasn't there a U.N. Resolution? And wasn't it drafted and passed after Gaddaffi promised the streets would run red with the blood of rebels? And didn't Mr. Obama say the administration was still pursuing diplomatic channels? And wasn't the administration criticized for not responding to Gaddaffi's forces march on western Libya and the apparent, imminent slaughter of civilians?

Did I dream all that? Or was it on a SpongeBob episode or something?
CvilleGordo

Bremo Bluff, VA

#9 Mar 22, 2011
Impeach Obama.
GoUVa

Bristow, VA

#11 Mar 23, 2011
Libyans killing Libyans. Middle Eastern countries have never had a problem killing each other so lets for once leave em alone and see how it all turns out. Our only involvement should have been one of supply. Keep supplying them with bullets when they run short. They call us the "Great Infidel" so lets just say the devil with it and leave them alone. The killing is spreading to all parts of the Middle East and I believe Allah wants them to declare Jihad on each other. I for one believe we should go along with Allah on this one and may the best Muslim win. Good luck and happy hunting!

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#12 Mar 23, 2011
And to think that some people voted for this clown (Obummer) because they feared what would happen if McCain was not able to complete his term.

Captain Obvious

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Mar 23, 2011
Yep they did. However, the UN is not our nations governing body, nor is UN resolution US law. There are procedures in place for the POTUS to authorize such acts, provided Congress approves. Your buddy seems to have forgotten that little detail, despite his having applauded President Bush for asking congressional permission before prosecuting the Iraq war.

We have rules, and they are not to be thrown out the window. That's not hope and change, that's arrogance.
Albemarle wrote:
Wasn't there a U.N. Resolution? And wasn't it drafted and passed after Gaddaffi promised the streets would run red with the blood of rebels? And didn't Mr. Obama say the administration was still pursuing diplomatic channels? And wasn't the administration criticized for not responding to Gaddaffi's forces march on western Libya and the apparent, imminent slaughter of civilians?
Did I dream all that? Or was it on a SpongeBob episode or something?
lord

United States

#14 Mar 23, 2011
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
And to think that some people voted for this clown (Obummer) because they feared what would happen if McCain was not able to complete his term.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Adpa5kYUhCAXX
I specifically voted for McCain/Palin because I believe that a combat veteran, former military officer, or even a infantryman's mother has a better understanding of the realities and costs of active conflict than an Ivy League snothead dork. History supports this: Truman started the Korean conflict, Eisenhower ended it. John Kennedy minimized U.S. involvement in Vietnam, Johnson and Nixon jumped in full speed.
DBC

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Mar 23, 2011
About time someone countered the gleeful hysteria of the press praising Obama.
Seems as if Americans have short term memory.
Libya was and is the country that had a National Holiday and heroes welcome for the Lockerbie bomber!

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#16 Mar 23, 2011
lord wrote:
<quoted text>I specifically voted for McCain/Palin because I believe that a combat veteran, former military officer, or even a infantryman's mother has a better understanding of the realities and costs of active conflict than an Ivy League snothead dork. History supports this: Truman started the Korean conflict, Eisenhower ended it. John Kennedy minimized U.S. involvement in Vietnam, Johnson and Nixon jumped in full speed.
I agree 100%, and yet the idiots keep electing those with no military experience to be Commander in Chief. Serving in the military should be a pre-requisite for anyone running for the office of President or Vice President.
CvilleGordo

United States

#17 Mar 23, 2011
As a presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama (D.-Ill.) emphatically stated that the Constitution does not give the president the authority to unilaterally authorize a military attack unless it is needed to stop an actual or imminent attack on the United States.

Obama made the assertion in a Dec. 20, 2007 interview with the Boston Globe when reporter Charlie Savage asked him under what circumstances the president would have the constitutional authority to bomb Iran without first seeking authorization from Congress.

“The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation,” Obama responded.

IMPEACH this out of control community organizer before the country is destroyed totally.
CvilleGordo

United States

#18 Mar 23, 2011
ROOSEVELT: December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy.

REAGAN: At seven o'clock this evening Eastern Time air and naval forces of the United States launched a series of strikes against the headquarters, terrorist facilities, and military assets that support Moammar Khadafy's subversive activities.

BUSH 41: Just two hours ago allied air forces began an attack on military targets in Iraq and Kuwait.

CLINTON: Our mission will be limited, focused, and under the command of an American general.

BUSH 43: My fellow citizens, at this hour, American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people, and to defend the world from grave danger.

OBAMA: Hello, Rio de Janeiro! Alo! Cidade! Maravilhoso!

ROOSEVELT: December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy.

REAGAN: At seven o'clock this evening Eastern Time air and naval forces of the United States launched a series of strikes against the headquarters, terrorist facilities, and military assets that support Moammar Khadafy's subversive activities.

BUSH 41: Just two hours ago allied air forces began an attack on military targets in Iraq and Kuwait.

CLINTON: Our mission will be limited, focused, and under the command of an American general.

BUSH 43: My fellow citizens, at this hour, American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people, and to defend the world from grave danger.

OBAMA: Hello, Rio de Janeiro! Alo! Cidade! Maravilhoso!
ActionJackson

South Boston, VA

#19 Mar 23, 2011
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
<quoted text> I agree 100%, and yet the idiots keep electing those with no military experience to be Commander in Chief. Serving in the military should be a pre-requisite for anyone running for the office of President or Vice President.
Agreed! The only experience OBUMMER has is as a community organizer..no business experience & he wants nothing to do with the military..commander-in-chump. Oh yea, he reads a teleprompter quite well! If anybody thinks he is doing a good job, they are totally clueless or brainless. A LEADER he is NOT!
cville delight

Winchester, VA

#20 Mar 23, 2011
Webb will vote for it
SUSAN

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Mar 23, 2011
Wake up America!
Obama has no rules to follow. He is King. Just ask him.
Do you miss Bush yet?

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