Washington (CNN) - Presidential leadership or kowtowing to allies? Abuse of power or decisive action in the face of imminent catastrophe?
Supporters and critics used Sunday talk shows to debate President Barack Obama's Libya policy on Sunday, the day before the president addresses the nation on the issue.
If the Arab league was not on board, we would be in deep crap. I commend our president for establishing the 28 nation coalition.
I do not see the Arab League shooting down any planes or blowing up any tanks and armored vehicles yet? Also the administration says this is not a war and it definitely is not fighting this action to win. Maybe we will get lucky and Ghadafi's people will get him or a bomb will find him.
"They were for it before he was, now they're against it". This has been going on non-stop since the 2008 election - what's new?
Everyone has an opinion...but not much fact. All the commentary is not needed. I trust Secretary Gates, Secretary Clinton, and even more so, our President.
Why has the bama waited so long to speak?
2012 can't come soon enough.
By the time the President went throught congress, Rand Paul and other tea party congressman would have voted NO; therefore wasting time and Ghadafi would have kept his word of "No Mercy" to his people and slaughtered innocent lives just wanting to live free.
whats wrong with these leaders.... we do not control the world and we are not the world police..... let all these politicans got fight.... i would like to see obama and liberman lead a squad of marines in to tripoli....
It has actually been going on since the beginning debates of the Iraq war when Democrats were for it before they were against it. Everything is politics. That is what is wrong with America. Politicians from both sides, only support or oppose when it benefits them politically. No party is exempt.
Honestly, I'm not thrilled about this action. But I would be less thrilled about inaction. Do we let this maniac annihilate his own people? How many times have we sat back and let this happen? Too many. If we can stop it, we must. If we don't, we're not who we think or say we are.
@ GI Joe – well said.
@Proud member of "Global Zero"........................AMEN!!!
When President Obama was doing NOTHING – he should have been doing SOMETHING!! But when he does SOMETHING – he should not be doing ANYTHING!!! Instead of a month ago, intervention should be tomorrow!! Last week would have been better but a day before President Obama gave the OK! Three days from now is best – but two days ago would have been a slaughter – But if we intervene TODAY, it should have been the LAST HOUR!!!!
Give me a BREAK!!!
I think BO is being exposed for the inexperienced President that he is. He has not shown much leadership. He seems to be trying to deflect any blame that might come his way. I think he is more concerned about how this will look for him during his campaign for 2012.