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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Micael Kinsley wonders how Obama got into this mess.

Wait a minute. How did this happen? A month or so ago, massive bombing of Libya was on no one’s agenda. Libya’s government was just as tyrannical, and its leader was just as loony then as he is now....

But Obama surely would not have chosen this moment and this target merely as an opportunity to prove he has cojones.
Want to make a big bet? Here's what I said a few days ago:
... Obama was pushed into supporting action to counter the public perception that he was a feckless bystander.
Don't doubt me. When you have a megalomaniac as President, one who says things like:
“The first time around it’s like lightning in a bottle. There’s something special about it, because you’re defying the odds. And as time passes, you start taking it for granted that a guy named Barack Hussein Obama is president of the United States,” Obama said. “But we should never take it for granted.”
Yes, then the Lightbearer has to prove he has balls when people begin to doubt.

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