Gingrich: U.S. Military Should Go To War With Libya ‘This Evening,’ NATO ‘Won’t Bring Much To The Fight’
Like clockwork, conservatives have been attacking President Obama for not intervening fast enough in the crisis unfolding in Libya. Hearkening back to language Dick Cheney directed at Obama during his deliberations about how to move forward in Afghanistan, many on the right have accused the President of “dithering.” Others want unilateral U.S. military action, and they want it now. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said recently that the U.S. should establish a no-fly zone in Libya without UN or NATO support, a move tantamount to war according to Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
Last night on Fox News, Newt Gingrich went a bit further, saying he wants the U.S. to go into Libya with guns blazing “this evening” and that the U.S. should go it alone because NATO “won’t bring much to the fight,” and apparently, the UN is useless:
OK. So we should go into Libya, guns blazing? With what? We’re already fighting two other wars. And us invading and intervening would make an already bad situation worse.
Somebody remind me why Newt is taken seriously by anyone. I don’t get it at all.