2. A weeklong vacay like that can be grueling, so the Bama has a limited schedule today: a briefing on Libya (it’s still a hot mess), lunch with Biden (who just returned from his state visit to NY Yankees spring training), a briefing from Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner (the economy still sucks), then curling up with the fam for some dinner and “Nancy Grace.”
3. Team Obama is now insisting that the war in Libya isn’t a war. It’s a “kinetic military action.”
Questions: A) how does a “kinetic military action” differ from an “overseas contingency operation?”
B) According to this prez, does ANY combat involving the United States qualify as a “war?”
C) Oh yes, I remember past “kinetic military actions” well: there was World Kinetic Military Action I, there was World Kinetic Military Action II, don’t forget the Korean and Vietnam Kinetic Military Actions, and of course, the two Iraq Kinetic Military Actions as well as the one in Afghanistan.
War is hell. So is this absurd political correctness. The Bama’s use of euphemisms makes Bill Clinton’s parsing of the word “is” look quaint.
If the Bama isn’t napping on a futon, shooting hoops, smoking, or playing golf, he’s making up ridiculous phrases to disguise what he’s really doing (or not doing.) Trust me: al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, various other Islamist/terror groups, Iran, and Qaddafi are all engaged in what they call “war.”
A war by any other name…is still a war.
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