After Saying Qaddafi "Must Leave," What's Obama Going To Do If Qaddafi Wins?


President Obama was apparently losing the support of his own party in Washington last week for dithering while Libya burned.

So, finally, when Qaddafi revealed himself to be a complete madman and seemed like he was on the way out, Obama finally said it: “Qaddafi has lost the legitimacy to lead and… must leave.”

So now that Qaddafi’s on the offence again and the rebels are reportedly splintering, it seems worth asking: What’s Obama going to do if Qaddafi wins?

Say, “About what I said about how you must leave…you know I didn’t really mean that, right?”

Roll in the tanks and finish the job?

Pray quietly that the rebels rebound?

Whatever Obama decides to do, a drawn-out civil war certainly isn’t going to help anyone. And it seems that, at best, Qaddafi’s going to hang on longer than President Obama had hoped.

QaddafiSure, I’m nuts. But say that to my face.

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