Wednesday, 16 March, 2011: PARIS — The eight most powerful industrialized nations failed to agree Tuesday on a no-flight zone or any other military operation to help the Libyan opposition, instead passing the problem to the United Nations Security Council by urging an undefined increase of pressure on the Libyan leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. France and Britain pressed for agreement on a no-flight zone, while Germany and Russia opposed the measure and the United States was cautious, officials said, speaking anonymously following diplomatic protocol. ...
America is destroying the world, in my opinion, by failing to stick up for these rebel citizens in Libya. They are a group of citizens who would never be risking their lives challenging their own country's gov't if they did not have a good reason. They have said clearly who they are and what they stand for.
What does my country stand for? What is appalling is the lack of creativity --- no, worse. The lack of intellectual honesty. This is the bureaucratic class, the political class here in the U. S. that I am talking about. What will it come to? Will I have to see torture and illegal imprisonment in my own country? I have to wonder who these persons are who run things today. We have serious problems. Democracy? Come on. We do not even know what the word means, anymore.
I am dismayed at Obama. Where are his standards? Why can he not match his ability to become president with his ability to make decisions based on this nation's supposed respect for freedom, libery, and human rights? If those are not our American values, then we truly have no values.
Without our values, what are we? Just another country like any other. Then we would stand for nothing. This is clear mass murder. Even the T. V. stations knew what Ghaddafi was doing.
Apparently -- and I deliberately state this -- the U. S. does not stand for anything anymore.
Where are Obama's values? Bush was terrible in his strategy and terrible in his respect for human life, in his attack on Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Obama on the other hand, seems to do nothing.