Rubio grills State Department nut job on Libya

More specifically Rubio grills him on the Obama administration’s ‘UN resolution or bust’ policy over action in Libya. This exchange is both awesome and frustrating at the same time. Rubio hits him with very tough questions (which was awesome), most of which the nut job hid behind illogical rhetoric.

Bottom line is that the only course of action the Obama administration believes it has in response to Libya is through the UN and they have no other plans if that fails. This is one thing Rubio managed to secure in stone via this exchange.



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UPDATE: Rubio voted against CR: “This is a terrible way to run government.

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johnos69
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johnos69

Senator Rubio is what this country needs. Dammit people this is absurd and the administration is not doing a thing. Screw the UN USA go and take care of it!

JustAl
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JustAl

Take care of what? Exchange Qaddafi for the muslim brotherhood? We aren’t a charity or rent a cop service. Are YOU willing to risk your son for these tenth century throw backs? If so, I pity you. As for me, my son and nephew are soon to begin the sixth and seventh combat tour our family has endured so far, and in my opinion the whole country of Libya isn’t worth ether’s little finger.

Our enemies are busy killing each other, why the hell would we want to stop them?

johnos69
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johnos69

How about foreign relations meetings with Obama. This man needs to held accountable.

Cheryl~
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Cheryl~

For 8 minutes Burns repeated himself over and over and over again! We here in the US have much to answer for!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Go Marco go!

Mr. Burns, your grammar is horrible!

JustAl
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JustAl

BS. Let ’em kill each other. Not one more drop of US blood or penny of US treasure to protect muslims from muslims.

odin147
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odin147

rubio is sharp

KenInIL
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KenInIL

Rubio is kind of a lib that wants to save everyone – even folks sworn to kill him. He may even be a RINO under it all.

Remember folks – these are still Muslims, they pray for the death of all Christians and Jews every day. Remember how nicely the Egyptian rebels are treating the Coptic Christians; how the Pakistanis treat Christians that “blaspheme”; how the liberated Iraqis destroy Christian churches.

22227
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22227

KaBOOM!!! That is my head exploding. Exasperating.

Makes want to go get a new dog and name it Rubio. He is fantastic! Love him.

Bman
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Bman

You have to love this administration. They have no backup plan. Their plan B says, see plan A. They either go with the UN or they do nothing. They would eat Bush alive for what this guy is doing/not doing. Rubio has their number.

Conservative_Hippie
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Conservative_Hippie

Their “Plan B” is sanctions and we now how well that is working in Iran – lol! When will the Obama Administration understand that placing sanctions on a country that is being ruled by a dictator hurts the people not the dictator.

Gboys
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Gboys

I believe this guy is doing his best to push that agenda. But frankly, we look like pussies. And I don’t care who you are, that ain’t good for us in the grand scheme of things.

KenInIL
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KenInIL

I think we should let the Arab league go ahead and stick their nose in here. We might need to give them a “ride” if they need transport. But they have armies and equipment – so let them practice with it! We are not the only ones in the world capable of enforcing a no-fly zone. Let the other folks who have a little more skin in the game do it unilaterally!

Remember folks – these are still Muslims, they pray for the death of all Christians and Jews every day. Remember how nicely the Egyptian rebels are treating the Coptic Christians; how the Pakistanis treat Christians that “blaspheme”; how the liberated Iraqis destroy Christian churches.

22227
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22227

Put like that puts a whole new spin on it, it has merits.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Looks like my new Senator wants us to be the world police as much as Bush, Obama, and the rest of both parties. Libya is not our business, dammit.

Conservative_Hippie
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Conservative_Hippie

Libya is our business and your new senator is awesome!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

If Libya is our business, then whether or not you buy healthcare is a matter of interstate trade.

Neither is the case, thankfully.

Bobb2526
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Bobb2526

Hard to sit by and watch civilians murdered by brutal regimes, but until we have the true leadership we need to win wars, we must stay out. Since WWll we have used the same strategy in Korea, Viet Nam, Afghanistan and Iraq. Get bogged down for years while crippling our troops with insane engagement rules to make sure no one wins, all the while taking massive casualties. Four times is a strategy not an anomaly. What this accomplishes for the powers that be is the ability to loot the taxpayers through a huge, endless, unaccountable defense budget, break the will of the population for easier manipulation and of course depopulation, which the same people also accomplish so well through Planned Parenthood. Actually, all our toops should come home, if we are not going to fight to win, don’t go. These insane rules of engagement that we are saddling our troops… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

That’s why I say “support[ing] the troops” would mean calling for them to be brought home. Support for these wars is not support for the troops, it’s support for ABUSE of the troops. The people who may actually have a stake in this beyond playing international king-maker and throwing [our] weight around, eg. Egypt, are already taking steps to provide goods and support for the people. The only stake we have in this is oil and some self-righteous notion that we’re the crusaders of Good and Democracy. Even Hannity, the great Neocon convert since W’s reign, was opposed to such interventionism during the Clinton years. His words to call for not getting into and then getting out of Bosnia were almost verbatim what people have been saying about Iraq and now this new Middle East unrest. Call me cynical, and put my disdain for governments and democracy aside, but if… Read more »

Steven Valdez
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Steven Valdez

I really don’t want to see America take on another War. So I don’t want us to do anything. But if we are going to do something then at least get approval from our congress!

PunditPawn
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PunditPawn

This is why the White House press corp needs to be appointed by the political party’s. 1/2 dems, 1/2 repubs. No fear of losing their jobs, they get in Obama’s face and ask serious questions like this that they would never dare do or lose their precious seat assignment or worse, their press credentials.

zytekfan
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zytekfan

If this happened (the Libya crisis) under Bush, the MSM would be crucifying him.

Winghunter
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Winghunter

Not 3 weeks into the Iraq war, as our soldiers finished off their military, Qadaffy called Bush to surrender!

Qadaffy’s complete 180 is all the difference between fighting strength and Obama’s weak, apologizing apprenticeship.

Davejohnson
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Davejohnson

Just think if we went from $1.87 per gallon of gas with 6% Unemployemnt when Bush entered Office to $4.00 per gallon gas and 10% unemployment two years later. The News Media would scream from the Mountain Tops.

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

I came across this via Drudge this morning, http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/03/17/seeks-resolution-authorizing-wide-range-strikes-libya/
Obama is looking to get “his war” underway it seems.

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