(CNN) – Today, we covered two major developing stories – the attacks in Libya, and the crisis in Japan. Here are the highlights:
Adm. Mike Mullen, Joint Chiefs Chairman, on CNN's State of the Union
I would say that the no-fly zone is effectively in place. We've got combat air patrol or aircraft over Benghazi and we'll have them there for - on a 24/7 basis, start to move to the west. He hasn't flown any aircraft for the last two days. And the whole goal here is to, one, get it in place, two, be in a position so that he is unable to massacre his own civilians and that we affect the humanitarian support. So from that standpoint, the initial operations have been very effective, taken out most of his air defense systems, some of his airfields. Yet, there is still, I think, a great deal to be done.
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YEP, the going gets tough and obama leaves town for one reason or another, usually a vacation.
If the Republican Hate Machine wants to criticize the POTUS for creating a colation before going into Libya then they have to slam, the UN, NATO,Britain,Canada, Saudia,Belgieum,France, and every Arabian allie involved in this well thought out strategy. If they don't slam everyone involved we will have proof that they are anti American, or jealous that this will go down in history as the most unified and correct military coalition action ever taken.Anything but job creation for Republicans.
Well done President Obama. First gain consensus with our top European allies. Then the Arab League reached consensus – again those are critical allies. Finally the United Nations – reached a 3rd consensus. McNumbskull prefers just pushing a button and attacking at first impulse. Ah...no...we can not act like a tyrannical bully. Obama did this perfect. I do not anticipate even one wounded casualty and no U.S. troops will step foot on Libyan soil. Most importantly we got a lot of help with France and the U.K. to lighten the financial and logistical burdens.
I am quickly losing respect for Candy Crowley's show because she has the same Pres. Obama bashers, McCain and Leiberman on all the time spewing their criticisms, jealousy and hypocracy. If these are her only "go to guys" then she has lost a lot of credibility and influence in her journalism. They are both has-beens, attention seekers and dividers. They never add solutions to any problem, they just try to muddy the water. It is really sad to see once sharp, intelligent and respected politicians sink so low.
John McCain and Joe Lieberman are 2 old grumpy farting men who need to be put out to pasture and I mean quick. And what's worst Palin and her drop out of high school husband Todd have made a pure fool out of McCain and the GOP in her zest for power which she'll never get. The Palin's have committed treason and are traitors and the Republicans aren't saying anything.
I am concerned by the number of people who think American pride should dictate foreign policy. That's the gist of this part:
LIEBERMAN: Look, and the first thing I want to say is once the president of the United States says as President Obama did that Gadhafi must go, if we don't work with our allies to make sure Gadhafi does go, America's credibility and prestige suffers all over the world.
CROWLEY: So, we can't afford to let him stay in office?
LIEBERMAN: We can't afford to let him stay in office.
We should, at every point, do what's right and what's smart without regard to how it makes us look.