Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nobody Knows The Trouble He Sees

Apparently House Speaker John Boehner has trouble figuring some things out about our mission in Libya.

House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner wrote to President Barack Obama on Wednesday to say he is “troubled” that U.S. military resources were committed to Libya without clearly defining the mission there.

In the letter, a copy of which was released to the media by Boehner’s aides, the Republican speaker asked Obama, a Democrat, to provide a clear assessment of the mission in Libya to both “the American people and Congress.”

Boehner said that the U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing military intervention in Libya “does not substitute for a U.S. political and military strategy.”

As JM Ashby writes, the mission was defined several times by the president, the U.N. resolution, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

People may not agree with the action, but if they do, they should state their opposition clearly as well, not hide behind some crock about not getting it. All that does is make them look unintelligent.