While Obama searches for clarity, we’re plunged into another war
President Barack Obama unmasked himself Tuesday.
It is indeed his war. He started it. He gave the order to launch the missiles over the weekend. And now the man who ran for president as an anti-war candidate owns his very own war.
But there has been confusion over which member of his coalition will command the war. Will Obama ask a foreign general to direct American troops? Will President Nicolas Sarkozy of France take the coalition lead?
On Tuesday, Obama was asked about these command issues. It wasn’t a trick. It should have been expected. He stood there, and he opened his mouth.
“I would expect that over the next several days you will have clarity and a meeting of the minds of all those who are participating in the process,” Obama said.