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Latest Libya Items
Welcome to the post-America world. If the last one was the American Century, this century is the one in which an internationalist president abdicates our crown as leader of the free world and shuffles America randomly into the deck of nations.
Making his first visit to Central America, President Obama brought promises of crime-fighting money and a vow to push the U.S. Congress to pass an immigration bill to aid El Salvador, a once war-torn country that has emerged as a stable democracy and a friendly ally.
@-Text.noindent:One of the most common objections to U.S. action against Libya is that it does not serve U.S. interests. This is mistaken, because it does.
@-Text.noindent:As witnessed during NATO's illegal and vicious war against Serbia, unilateral intervention in civil wars is very dangerous, can result in untold civilian casualties and likely will create enmity that may linger for decades ("Coalition batters Libya's air defenses," Page 1, Sunday). Intervening on behalf of one side in the current Libyan conflict will have the same adverse effect.
President Obama says dictator Moammar Gadhafi "has to go" and the United States and its coalition partners are bombing Libya, but the White House refuses to connect these dots. America is poised to spend billions of dollars and kill scores or hundreds of Libyans but specifically rules out achieving its national objectives. It is a schizophrenic and futile approach to war.
Only a year ago, Russia's dominance as a global energy supplier was threatened by low gas prices and a reputation as an unreliable trade partner. But with the world now shaken by Japan's natural disasters and uprisings across the Middle East, the country is back at the heart of the market — and cashing in.
Oil prices pushed above $105 per barrel Tuesday, as traders focused on a series of international crises that could tighten global supplies at a time when consumption is expected to increase.
President Obama opened the final leg of his Latin American tour Tuesday in El Salvador, a critical partner on immigration and narcotics wars, both issues of increasing concern to the United States.
The Obama administration might seem confused about the war aims in Libya, but the British are as clear as Waterford crystal.