So, Um, Why Did We Attack Then?

No matter what you may think of Sec. Gates you do have to give him credit for candor

On “This Week,” ABC News’ Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper asked Gates, “Do you think Libya posed an actual or imminent threat to the United States?”

“No, no,” Gates said in a joint appearance with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “It was not — it was not a vital national interest to the United States, but it was an interest and it was an interest for all of the reasons Secretary Clinton talked about. The engagement of the Arabs, the engagement of the Europeans, the general humanitarian question that was at stake,” he said.

Ah, it was an engagement party.

Well, since Obama and Hill weren’t invited to throw one for William and Kate I guess they had some pent-up energy…

7 Responses to “So, Um, Why Did We Attack Then?”

  1. JeffS says:

    It’s good to see some frankness from this miserable excuse of an Administration.

  2. major dad says:

    Very amusing watching those two yesterday, pure bullshit. They kept saying they were protecting innocent civilians but gee, the rebels are getting more weapons and advancing on Q-ball but we are blowing up his guys to protect who again? Libya will be a shit sandwich when this is over and guess who’s fault it will be?

  3. Dave E. says:

    If you think those two were fun, wait until Obama speaks in six hours. If only I could figure out a way to package his speech for when the garden finally thaws out.

  4. JeffS says:

    Libya will be a shit sandwich when this is over and guess who’s fault it will be?

    Ours, natch.

  5. greg newsom says:

    Didn’t the US try to kill him a few years ago with a cruise missle attack? They killed his daughter instead.
    Kill the bastard.Why was it okay then and not now?

  6. major dad says:

    Greg that was back in the 80s and was in response to a terroist bombing that killed Americans, Q-ball stayed quite after that until Lockerbie and that’s when we should have taken him out. This is a bit late, but’s it’s not our fight this time.

  7. Kathy Kinsley says:


    Libya has oil. Really. Nothing has changed. We do have strategic interests there. The only problem is that we may be on the wrong side.

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