15 September 2011 BBC:
“Cameron and Sarkozy were greeted as heroes by jubilant Libyans at a hospital in Tripoli. Thousands of Libyans have turned out to cheer UK Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy in the eastern city of Benghazi.
“It is great to be in free Libya,” Mr Cameron said. “Col Gaddafi said he would hunt you down like rats, but you showed the courage of lions.”
Shouting to make himself heard above the roar of welcome, Mr Cameron told his audience : “Your friends in Britain and France will stand with you as you build your country and build your democracy for the future.”
Mr Sarkozy plunged into the crowd, reaching across his bodyguards to shake the hands of waiting Libyans, many of them waving French flags. This is the first visit to Libya by Western leaders since ex-leader Col Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown last month.”
Ok, does this only tick me off, or what? Because I thought the American people footed the bill for that war? Where the heck is our President? You know, the tall guy with the nose in the air who refused to ask Congress for permission to use those oh-so-necessary “military assets” to conduct this ‘not-war’? Mr. Hate America? You know who I mean.
Mr Lead-from-Behind has become Mr. No-Show. The Libyans are celebrating FRANCE and BRITIAN because they wanted war, but we paid for it- in more ways than one. We, the American People are out hundreds of billions of dollars to help ‘free’ Libya (with no identifiable gain to the U.S.A.), risked our Air Force & Naval personnel’s lives and who are NOT receiving any credit for it!
I want to shout & scream. Wouldn’t a little credit in the lovely Arab Spring go a little way for a country that is their number one most targeted & hated enemy? Shouldn’t we be lapping up some of that praise?
Obama hates this country. He spends without any gain. He hands out American power, influence & money- for free. Like Jack -n- the-Beanstalk, he has traded our cow for beans. Only this time, the beans really are just beans.