The “time-limited, scope-limited kinetic military action” that Nakba-in-Chief Obama promised would last “days not weeks” is costing taxpayers some $9.5 million a day.
The War Powers Act of 1973 gave the Nobel Peace Prize winner 2 months to blow up stuff, but that expired a month ago.
President Obama is asking for patience and understanding as he and his NATO allies try to oust Moamar Gaddafi so that that the dictator can be replaced with moderate al-Qaeda.
LA Times (h/t Weasel Zippers) — The Obama administration is spending almost $9.5 million every single day to blow things up in Libya because the president has determined that is in the country’s national interest, this country’s national interest, not Libya’s.
You may not have noticed the $392,542 flowing out of the national treasury every hour, day and night, since those first $1.5 million Tomahawks flashed from the launch tubes back on March 19.
But Libya’s dictator Moammar Kadafi has. Not enough to quit, mind you, because he can hide while his troops do the dying and killing.
Kadafi’s military might has been degraded sufficiently by allied missiles and bombs to perhaps create a long-lasting stalemate with rebel forces in the desert conflict that Obama initially promised House members would last a matter of days, not weeks. Keep reading…