I have been reading President Reagan's autobiography "an American life" as this past February marked Reagan's 100th birthday. I have watched so many documentaries about him and had read others' account of his life and time in government, but had read little or nothing by him. So this was an eye opener. A man from humble beginning rose to become the 40th US president. It is an inspiring life story. Frankly, I believe President Reagan is probably among the top three great presidents of the 20th century and probably among the top 5 in the US history. Now I was just reading chapter 48 of the book in which he discusses the issue of Libya and Qaddafi's support for international terrorism. On page 292 I came across this paragraph:
- "With hundreds of Americans living in Libya, there were limitations on what we could do in response to this evil man. Through diplomatic back channels, we sent word to Qaddafi that any acts of terrorism directed at Americans would be considered acts of war and we would respond accordingly. After the dogfight over the Gulf of Sidra, I hoped he realized I meant what I said."
Compare and contrast the above leadership style with the pathetic and weak leadership of Obama in dealing with the genocidal maniac in Tripoli. Obama has used that same line of reasoning to avoid taking action against the Libyan dictator, whereas President Reagan had no qualms about how to proceed with his own Libyan dilemma in 1980s. ex-Sen. Obama (the current US president) is truly the second coming of that other loser Jimmy Carter.
How sad! [+]
How sad! [+]