IT’S A BRAVE NEW WORLD
To be fair, Obama was pushed kicking and screaming into going along with France and England on this adventure. Bush jr. lead the free world into removing Saddam, Sarkozy and Cameron however, boxed Zero into a corner. This is not a NATO led assault, nor is it a UN led one either. We shall see whether the far-radical loons in his party try to jump down his throat over this one. For the record, The Tundra Tabloids is for staying out of it, let either side claw at each other, neither side deserves help. KGS
MARCH 19, 2003
BUSH: ‘American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger’…
U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya
More than 112 Tomahawk cruise missiles struck over 20 targets inside Libya today in the opening phase of an international military operation the Pentagon said was aimed at stopping attacks led by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and enforcing a U.N.-backed no-fly zone.
President Obama, speaking from Brazil shortly after he authorized the missile attacks, said they were part of a “limited military action” to protect the Libyan people.
“I want the American people to know that the use of force is not our first choice and it’s not a choice I make lightly,” Obama said. “But we cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people that there will be no mercy.”
The first air strikes, in what is being called Operation Odyssey Dawn, were launched from a mix of U.S. surface ships and one British submarine in the Mediterranean Sea at 2 p.m. ET, Vice Adm. William E. Gortney told reporters at a Pentagon briefing.
They targeted Libyan air defense missile sites, early warning radar and key communications facilities around Tripoli, Misratah, and Surt, but no areas east of that or near Benghazi. Because of darkness over Libya, Gortney said it was too early to determine the strikes’ effectiveness.