Monday, June 20, 2011

"Barbara Boxer thinks U.S. mission in Libya is working"

She might want to consult with the Libyans buried under that pile of rubble...

A photo of yesterday's NATO bomb damage to civilian areas in Tripoli (taken on a Qaddafi government-sponsored tour)...

The 90-day mandate calling for Congressional support of U.S. hostilities (aka: The War Powers Act) came and went this past weekend...and as if to signal the ongoing futility, waste and inefficiency that is our war in Libya, a NATO strike on Tripoli resulted in the deaths of almost a dozen civilians.

Now, as America and Congress -- on both sides of the aisle -- begins to tire of this third war, the voices against the conflict are growing louder.

Except for left-wing, anti-war and uber-Obama supporter U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)...

In a video report filed by San Francisco Chronicle political reporter (and John Batchelor Show radio colleague) Joe Garofoli, Boxer extols the virtues of this third of four wars we're now embroiled in (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen).

The story (with video below):

The NATO airstrike that killed 15 people -- including three children -- early Monday is sure to add fuel to a burning question in Washington: What is the U.S. doing in Libya and why isn't President Obama seeking Congressional approval?

Sen. Barbara Boxer told us the other day that she is OK with the U.S. mission in Libya. But last week, seven Republicans and three Democrats filed suit against President Obama for violating the War Powers Act in the Libyan War.

Boxer was not one of them. She just does not want to see U.S. soldiers "boots on the ground."

"I think what they're doing is working," Boxer told The Chronicle/'s Shaky Hand Productions. "I think that we have to make sure taht we stay close to these rebels, so that they understand what democracy is."

Here's what Boxer told The Shaky Hand shortly after she urged President Obama to withdraw 30,000 troops from Afghanistan.

So much for remaining true to the values she ran on as recently as her last election in November of 2010.

Way to stay consistent, Senator Boxer. Way to stay consistent...

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