Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Professionals, Lawyers, and Doctors - Oh, My!

Obama answered questions from CBS News' Erica Hill Tuesday in an interview after Mr. Obama clarified the US goals with the Libya kinetic military action . Obama fell back upon his reliance and trust on academia for judging potential allies amongst the Libyan rebels.
Hill: The supreme allied commander for NATO said today that there are flickers of al Qaeda and Hezbollah amongst these rebels. How do we know what their end goal is? And how do we know they won't, in fact, turn on the U.S. and on our allies? Mr. Obama: Well, first of all, I think it's important to note that the people that we've met with have been fully vetted, so we have a clear sense of who they are, and so far they're saying the right things, and most of them are professionals, lawyers, doctors, people who appear to be credible. That doesn't mean that all the people, among all the people who opposed Qaddafi there might not be elements that are unfriendly to the United States and our interests.

Yeah, because relying on "professionals, lawyers, doctors, people who appear to be credible" has worked so well in the past.

Let's see, there was -

Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood - teacher;
Yasser Arafat, founder of PLO - civil engineer;
Osama bin Laden, founder of al-Qaeda - degree in civil engineering and/or public administration;
Ayman al-Zawahiri, AQ second-in-command under Bin Laden - surgeon;
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, mastermind of 9/11 terror attack - mechanical engineer; Mohammad Atta, 9/11 terror pilot of first plane to crash into the World Trade Center;
Lynne Stewart, smuggled messages between imprisoned 1993 WTC terrorists to non-imprisoned 9/11 WTC terrorists - lawyer.

But Obama has vetting. Yea!

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


Always On Watch said...

Yeah, because relying on "professionals, lawyers, doctors, people who appear to be credible" has worked so well in the past.


Glad to see you posting again, IR.

Indigo Red said...

Thanks, AOW. Depression sucks.

prasad said...

France & Italy took a right decision on Libya now it may take couple of months or some more days to end this Libyan problem.

Indigo Red said...

The Libyan incursion was to take only "days not weeks," then "weeks not months." No matter how long, the Libyan problem will not end but morph into a more radical Islam problem.