Monday, March 14, 2011

Bill Kristol on Obama: How Can You Say 'Qaddafi Must Go' and Sit Back and Do Nothing?

Bill Kristol slammed Obama's cowardice and indecisiveness on Libya today:
How can you say "Qaddafi must go" and sit back and do nothing?

This is why no one is listening to Obama and the Democratic Party any more. They say one thing while doing the opposite. Only a total fool would believe what these snake oil salesmen are selling.

It just goes to show you that this president incompotent. He is clueless on what he is doing. That or he is just a lieing POS. You chose.


  1. When the regime started its Term with Apologizing and Bowing other Nations noticed. This Regime has gotten away with saying one thing and doing another Domesticly but doing the same with Foreign Policies does not work. Enemies can smell the weakness in leadership. Double talk works when your a Community Orgaizer BUT shows WEAKNESS in Forgien Ploilcy. Lybia will be Obamas "Carter" moment in Iran. Many innocent people will Die and in the end Lybia will be worse than before because of OUR weakness. A NO fly zone just to give Lybia Citizens a Chance does not seem like alot to ask at this time.

  2. Chris, it either goes to show you that or it shows that Bill Kristol is just another chicken hawk right winger. I'm going with the latter.

    As for snake oil salesman thats Bill's calling in life.

  3. Joe On occassion there is no body better than you with the Snake Oil and that may very well be your calling also!

  4. But instead of providing a solution that most of America wants -- more domestic drilling -- President Obama used his presser to recite misleading talking points to justify his anti-energy policies, arguments that have all been thoroughly debunked.

    Here are the three biggest myths from President Obama's remarks this afternoon:

    "We can't escape the fact that we control only 2% of the world's oil." This is a common refrain among anti-drilling Democrats and environmentalists, and it's repeated enough that many people accept it as true. In reality, it's 100% false. The number comes from a highly conservative estimate from the Energy Information Administration totaling America's proven reserves where we are already drilling. It does not include the 10 billion barrels available in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It does not include most of the 86 billion barrels available offshore in the Outer Continental Shelf, most of which President Obama has placed under an executive drilling ban. And it does not include the 800 billion barrels of oil we have locked in shale in Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. Those shale resources alone are actually three times larger than the proven reserves of Saudi Arabia, so the claim that the U.S. only has 2% of the world's oil is clearly false.
    "Industry holds leases on tens of millions of acres both offshore and on land where they aren't producing a thing." President Obama adds to this whopper by saying he wants to "encourage companies to produce [on] the leases they hold." While this sounds like a common sense fix, it's actually just blind rhetoric reserved only for people with a shocking ignorance of drilling. You can read more about this here and here, but it basically boils down to this: A lease is for exploration and production, not just production, and because oil is not equally distributed across the globe, one parcel of leased acreage may not hold any oil. Moreover, due to the circuitous and needlessly complicated permitting process, it can take years for companies who own a lease to complete their exploration activities. To get to the production phase, it could take as long as ten years. Ironically, President Obama wants to tax companies for not producing on their leases, even if the federal government's refusal to grant permits is the reason why those companies are not drilling.
    "Last year...our oil production reached its highest level in 7 years." This is pure spin. President Obama is deliberately trying to take credit for actions unrelated to his policies. The increased level of production is due to the actions of previous administrations and production in the Dakotas where most drilling is occurring on private land. By contrast, the Energy Information Administration projects that there will be a decline in production of 220,000 barrels of domestic oil per day in 2011, and in 2012 America will produce 150 million fewer barrels in the Gulf of Mexico, all because of President Obama's policies to discourage or ban domestic drilling. In addition, President Obama's drilling moratorium (and subsequent refusal to issue drilling permits) has forced at least 7 rigs to leave the Gulf and sign contracts in other countries, taking much needed jobs and revenue with them.
    As gas prices skyrocket, Americans are reminded every day that the federal government's refusal to allow responsible domestic drilling can have an incredibly destructive economic impact. Instead of trying to fix this problem, the Obama administration has worked every day to make sure that America produces less oil and has to rely more on OPEC for our energy needs.

    No amount of White House spin or misleading talking points can change that tragic fact.

  5. Anon, way to show up late to the party and not bring a dish to pass. We already had a post on that. And Chris sourced his material too, something you failed to do.

    Al, I don't sell anything. I'm not on TV hawking anything. I'm a responder not a propagator. just like you.

  6. Hey Joe just seemed the thing to say just could not help myself!

  7. al, not mad. I enjoy the back and forth.


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