Oh yeah .... Obama didn't bother telling Americans why America was going into another war, before going into it, and neither did Harper bother to tell Canadians. United Nations now command the world leaders and while the world leaders dance to the UN's tune, we the citizens are losing more and more of our rights. Our elected leaders are not ours anymore .... they are slaves of the UN.
The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan wonders what happened to the speech Obama should have given before taking America into a third war. We in Canada should be wondering about the same thing. It is not right for a leader of a country to put everything in place, ready to bombard another country at the other side of the world, without first informing the citizens well in advance why we should be doing so, what it would mean to Canada and why we are obliged to follow a mandate that the UN is setting out for nations to follow.
China, Russia and others had the guts to veto the suggestion.... the least Canada could have done is keep away. More carnage, deaths and mayhem is not what the world needs at this moment. What surprises me the most is that Canada's leftish parties seem to be okay with going to war in Libya. The hypocrisy is vomit-inducing!!
....Which gets me to Mr. Obama's speech, the one he hasn't given. I cannot for the life of me see how an American president can launch a serious military action without a full and formal national address in which he explains to the American people why he is doing what he is doing, why it is right, and why it is very much in the national interest. He referred to his aims in parts of speeches and appearances when he was in South America, but now he's home. More is needed, more is warranted, and more is deserved. He has to sit at that big desk and explain his thinking, put forward the facts as he sees them, and try to garner public support. He has to make a case for his own actions. It's what presidents do! And this is particularly important now, because there are reasons to fear the current involvement will either escalate and produce a lengthy conflict or collapse and produce humiliation.....