Obama dances while Americans waited to be rescued.

Meanwhile, no Navy to be seen anywhere. Libya? Suez Canal? Oh, we don’t want to be seen as war mongers. Of course, what about our U.S. Citizens and their protection? Update: Looks like we got out in the nick of time: Hot Air It took a Ferry??

How incongruous. How much did this party cost us? While the Americans waited to be rescued in Libya. Where pray tell is our Navy?  It was only good luck that they were not taken hostage or worse. The Navy? No where near the Suez either. Right… “those catchy beats and simple cords”. Sounds a lot like Zero.

The East Room was lit like a theater as more than 200 dignitaries and others crowded together for an evening concert honoring Motown.

Obama said Motown “taught us that what unites us will always be stronger than what divides us. And in the decades since, those catchy beats and simple chords have influenced generations of musicians, from Sheryl Crow to the Jonas Brothers.” From : Detroit News

How about last year? From: Bunkerville: A June 10, 2010 posting: Obama spent at least $10 Million on parties last year. But we are keeping the Obama’s with happy feet.

The Obama Administration won’t send the military to rescue US citizens in Libya.

They don’t want to look like war-mongers.

Stranded: An estimated 600 U.S. citizens are stuck on board the Maria Dolores (pictured) in Tripoli, and won’t leave until at least Friday (Daily Mail)

The Obama Administration is STILL grappling with whether or not to send the military into Libya to rescue US citizens.
CNN reported, via HotAir:

The senior U.S. official also said the “prudent planning” for military options centers around the president’s priorities of protecting U.S. citizens and interests and stopping the violence against Libyan civilians. He cautioned against thinking the U.S. military “was about to storm the beaches,” but he also declined to specifically rule out the use of military force.

So far, the State Department has not requested the U.S. military to assist in the evacuation of civilians from Libya, which would be required for the military to get involved in that operation.

Several U.S. officials have confirmed to CNN there is a vigorous debate inside the administration about whether to involve the military because of concern it could cause further provocations by the Libyan regime gateway pundit

Iraq’s ‘Day of Rage’ – so much for U.S. helping out

It seems that this bit of trivia is falling through the cracks.  While I supported the war effort and getting rid of Sadam Hussein, it has come to the point that they need to get their act together pronto. Out we go… Thanks google, once again stirring up the pot:

The demonstrations have been discussed for weeks on Facebook and in other Internet groups, inspired by the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. More people were expected to join after Friday prayers

Jared Cohen and Jason Liebman (Founders of the Alliance for Youth Movements) were asked about the concern on the social networking push in Iraq while on their paid State Dept trip in 2009.

They were asked, citing extremists, as well as people just “pissed off because they dont have electricity”, werent they concerned about this being used negatively in poorly developed or still developing democracies. Cohen’s first response is incoherent-so much so that another reporter has to bring it up again. Read Google Iraq: Breaking Baghdad

It is time. Here tis:

Iraqi security forces trying to disperse crowds of demonstrators in northern Iraq killed 5 people Friday as thousands rallied in cities across the country during what has been billed as the “Day of Rage.”

Baghdad was virtually locked down, with soldiers deployed en masse across the central part of the city, searching protesters trying to enter Liberation Square and closing off the plaza and side streets with razor wire, AP reports. The protests have targeted the country’s corruption, high unemployment, and poor public services. “We want a good life like human beings, not like animals,” one Baghdad protester said, denouncing a government that dwells in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone. “The government of the Green Zone is terrified of the people’s voice,” he said.

The protests stretched from the northern city of Mosul to the southern city of Basra, reflecting the widespread anger many Iraqis feel at the government’s seeming inability to improve their lives.

A crowd of angry marchers in the northern city of Hawija, 150 miles (240 kilometers) north of Baghdad, tried to break into the city’s municipal building, said the head of the local city council, Ali Hussein Salih. That prompted security forces to fire into the air.

 Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who shot to fame after throwing a shoe at George W. Bush, was arrested yesterday for encouraging people to join today’s protests, Reuters reports. His family say he and his brother were taken away by security forces; they don’t know where the two are being held. At least five Iraqi protesters were killed by security forces today as thousands of demonstrators massed in cities across the country for a “Day of Rage.”

Stories from Newser

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