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Remember when Obama ran for President as the “anti-Bush”?
One of Obama’s campaign slogans when he ran against John McCain was “Vote No On McCain – Don’t Give George Bush A Third Term”. Well, lol to that. Mr. Obama seems like a man on a mission when it comes to cloning the activities of the Bush Administration. Remember how much Obama was against the two wars that Bush began? Now that he is President he has not only continued to fight those two wars, he has now added a third.
Obama Authorizes Covert Operations in Libya
President Obama has signed a secret presidential finding authorizing covert operations in Libya, a U.S. official told Fox News, although the administration says it still hasn’t decided whether to arm rebel forces there. The presidential findings establish a framework of legal authorities for covert action. They can authorize specific actions, such as arming the rebels, or establish authorities under which future actions might be taken after permissions are given to undertake them. In other words, covert actions won’t start until the president signs off again.
The Pentagon has begun drafting plans for arming the rebels if needed, sources told Fox News, but officials caution that no decision has been made because not enough is known yet about the rebels.
That said, “we are very much looking at it” as a policy option, the official added.
It will take “a little more passage of time and more interaction” with the Libyan rebels before the U.S. can make a well informed decision as to whether to arm the Libyan rebels, a senior Obama administration official told Fox News, but the official also cautioned that senior policymakers are not, at present, convinced that doing so “will bring about the desired outcome.”