We are spending over $500 billion dollars, not counting Iraq and Afghanistan, on our nation's defense. Don't tell me we can't do a no-fly zone over Tripoli.
Those are the words of Senator John McCain.
The longtime senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee was asked if he was disappointed in the administration's handling of recent foreign affairs situations. "Yes I think so," McCain said, characterizing the Obama administration's approach in the Middle East as "behind."
McCain just returned from a 12-day trip across the Middle East and North Africa, which included stops in Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and the West Bank. McCain was joined by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.).
Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have consistently said that all options are on the table in dealing with Muammar Qaddafi.
The Pentagon pushed back this week against the idea of a no-fly zone because it would be difficult to set up, require military action within Libya, and new authorization from the international community.
President Obama, on Thursday, also cautioned that direct military action by the U.S. could be counterproductive in creating democracy in Libya.
Are we ready to start another war or what?
We all know Muammar Qaddafi is Crazy.
I smell Oil.