Libya: Just how pathetic is Barack Obama?

Posted by: Phineas on February 24, 2011 at 10:40 pm

**Posted by Phineas

The British have dispatched the Royal Navy and their SAS –their elite Special Air Service— to evacuate their citizens from Libya:

The SAS was ordered into Libya on Thursday to oversee the evacuation of hundreds of British nationals after the Government’s response to the crisis came in for widespread criticism.

Nearly 500 Britons were successfully repatriated throughout the day after three RAF Hercules transport aircraft and a Royal Navy frigate were pressed into action.

The Daily Telegraph has learnt that special forces were on the ground in Tripoli to ensure the evacuation of all British nationals went smoothly.

SAS officers offered support and advice to private security firms drafted in to rescue more than 170 oil workers stranded in remote desert compounds.

Last night the frigate HMS Cumberland set sail from Benghazi with 200 passengers on board, many of them British.

Rescue efforts were still under way last night but the Government insisted that it was close to getting everybody out.

That is how the government of a world power is supposed to take care of its people!

So, what did President of the United States Barack Hussein Obama, Commander in Chief of the mightiest military the world has ever seen, do? Dispatch a carrier battle group with Marines to rescue our people? Drop in Special Forces to secure an evacuation zone? Declare a no-fly zone and crack a few sonic booms over Tripoli as a warning to Qaddafi?

Nope. The 45th President of the United States, successor in office to Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, TR, FDR, Reagan, and all the rest… rented a ferry:

Right now, in Libya, there are hundreds of Americans waiting for evacuation … by ferry.

Seriously. The State Department has chartered a ferry to take the hundreds of waiting Americans to Malta. But rough seas have delayed the ferry’s departure until Friday.

A ferry. We have the biggest navy in the world and all that wimp can do is rent a ferry, as if this were some excursion in the bay instead of an evacuation in the middle of a civil war.

Others offered earlier the reasonable argument that Obama wasn’t doing more because he didn’t want to do something that might set Qaddafi off to take revenge on Americans. But that obviously isn’t a concern if the Brits feel they can send in the SAS…

Yet we rent a ferry.


Mr. President… Barry… Stop it. Just stop. You’re embarrassing us.

UPDATE: After three days, the ferry has finally left the dock in Tripoli and the Americans are out. Maybe next time we should ask London to do it for us.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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26 Responses to “Libya: Just how pathetic is Barack Obama?”


  1. Chris in NC says:

    QUIT MAKING THIS ABOUT OBAMA! It’s only supposed to be about Obama when it’s GOOD news. come on Phineas, get with the program! :)

  2. Phineas says:

    Right. What was I thinking? I must be a racist hater who does not want to win the future. ;)

  3. Craig Lueshcow [ciat] says:

    Are you kidding me? Really? How pathetic. Pretty much shows you the level of contempt the CIC has for his own people, a [slim] majority of whom put him in what he like to call ‘my house’.

  4. Wow. When did America cease to exist?

  5. hogtrashhd says:

    I am laughing my arse off.. I shouldn’t but I just can’t help it.. it’s definitely like cartoon stuff.. but the joke is on the good American people.. this dude has to lose in 2012.. sweep him into the gutter where he came from… what a dolt little barry and his minions are.. 8-|

  6. Chris says:

    “But that obviously isn’t a concern if the Brits feel they can send in the SAS”

    Unless of course the Brits have a far different relationship with Libya than the US does.

    Saudi Arabian Princes don’t visit my country to kiss the head of state while I keep them off the state sponsors of terrorism list that Nth Korea made it onto for like 1 thing back in the 80s.

    Seriously dude, have a think.

  7. isn’t qaddafi the chairman of the UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION.

  8. Tango says:

    …the mighty C-130 Hercules comes through yet again! Ya just can’t beat ’em!

    As to Barry’s ferry, I’m not surprised. It’s who he is.

  9. PE says:

    I think his lack of performance in Libya could be a consequence of distraction from “agonizing” over gay marriage.

  10. Iva Biggin says:

    Just how pathetic is obama? Jeez, if I could but count the ways..

  11. Kate says:

    That ferry is still stuck in bad weather! 15,000 Chinese are on their way to Crete, but the American rental ferry is still waiting in port has finally left…story breaks as I write this.

    But, rest assured the Iranian Navy just sent two warships through the Suez Canal!

  12. Moira says:

    A great new metaphor: Obama’s Ferry, the “slow boat to nowhere.” WTF? He is the second-coming of Jimmy Carter!

  13. fwi says:

    “Scheduling” problems.

  14. Bryn says:

    I guess evacuations are above the pay grade of a community organizer.

  15. Simon says:

    As if any of our armed forces would have trouble with Ghaddafi – he couldn’t beat Chad, for God’s sake.

  16. Simon says:

    (No aspersions cast on Chad.)

  17. Jcloh says:

    Maybe if all the Americans in Libya were union members… Not knowing all the facts is getting old.

  18. Bill Fabrizio says:

    Barry is busy defending his favorite class of people (illegal immigrants, public sector unions) against the likes of cold-blooded republican governors Brewer and Walker. He is not so interested in actually saving the Americans in Libya since many of them have connections to big oil and, by his definition, are therefore evil.

    Also, his good friends Rev. Wright and Farakhan are tight with Gaddafi and he doesn’t want to upset them!

  19. Chris says:

    Ferry, cross the Med Sea…

    Oh, sorry, little musical flashback there in homage to the gritty Brit SAS lads… (you show your and my age if that rings a bell!)

    Figures our Narcissist-in-Chief would laser-focus on a ferry-based solution….he’s suddenly developed an affinity for them just this past week.


    This administration’s Smart (a la Maxwell??) Diplomacy is akin to trying to assuage an approaching pack of rabid dogs with soft whispers of, “There, there, now….nice doggy, niiiiice doggy!”

    Will Rogers had a better slant — Diplomacy is the art of saying “Nice doggy” while looking around for a big rock!

  20. Tex says:

    Nothing says “World Power” like a rented ferry boat! Sounds like he put Jimmy “Where am I” Carter in charge of evacuations.

  21. Bill Fabrizio says:

    I understand the ferry owner asked for cash in advance because he was afraid to accept a US Government Check.

  22. Carlos says:

    He couldn’t send a nearby flattop or battle group to Libya if he wanted to. Grand strategist that he is, there ain’t a convenient ship anywhere in the Mediterranean.

    He’s as good at this strategy thing as were all the screwup presidents of the ‘Nam war, none of which could coordinate an attack on a restroom in the White House, let alone run a war.

    Duh-1 probably practices his “strategy” capabilities with his eggs and sausage in the AM. And he always loses those battles, too.

    And Obhammud is as bad as the worst of them all, Jimmuh.

  23. Carlos says:

    Wait! “Just how pathetic is Barack Obama?” is a rhetorical question, right? ‘Cause there ain’t no bottom to the worthless, evil or incompetent (or a combination of any or all of these) things this piece of pig poop can dream up.

    Like Soros, Ayers and Van Jones, this jerk is such an incredible waste of oxygen.

  24. Carlos says:

    re: #15 & 16 – Simon

    Chad is in this now? I thought he was surfing off Malibu…

  25. Glenn Bergen says:

    Chad? Aren’t we setting the bar too high? Let’s try something more achievable; like the Grand Duchy of Fenwick. That’s on a par for a community organizer.

  26. Joseph Brown says:

    Not only did Dunce send a ferry to get our people, they are going to be billed for it,too.
    Ain’t Obummer jes’ great?