Thank you President Obama for the way you managed the removal of Moammar Gadhafi. Other leaders would have rushed in, all guns blazing with shock and awe. You developed a plan in concert with NATO and the revolutionary forces on the ground. This Coalition of the Willing then did the job. With our logistical support, NATO took the lead on the air response, and the Libyans moved on the ground in coordination. The senior President Bush acted in similar fashion in the first Gulf War.
...Gaddafi who made clear what he would do to all his foes there regardless of age or gender. This time it's a coalition of the willing blasting thedictator's armor and artillery.Rolf Westgard Deerwood
In 1969, it took between 10 and 18 hours to get to Vietnam on the Flying Tiger contract planes. A long, numbing flight to a war with no liquor, not even a beer.
The world now knows that the justifications for a rush to war in Iraq were false. There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the secular Iraqi government had no ties to their natural enemies, al Qaeda. No Iraqis were involved in the September,11, 2001, attacks. The invasion of Iraq was illegal, immoral and unnecessary to the security of the United States.
The coalition of the willing is over. One by one, its members have ceded the bloodstained ground to the battling Iraqis and the unyielding U.S. president. Prime Minister Gordon Browns decision Monday to halve the vestigial British military force in Basra was inevitable; backing the U.S. in Iraq has become a political albatross for governments all over the world.
SANTIAGO, Chile - The United States is holding back on going to the U.N. Security Council to debate possible military action against Iraq, despite the Iraqis' firing at American and British warplanes, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld says.
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) - President Bush exhorted NATO allies, as they gathered in this Bohemian capital under cover of American F-16 jets, to stand together in a strong "coalition of the willing" against Iraq's Saddam Hussein so that war might be averted.
WASHINGTON - A senior Bush administration official Thursday questioned the authenticity of a videotape showing Saddam Hussein speaking a few hours after the cruise missile strikes that opened the war in Iraq.
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The letter writer recently was complaining that property taxes were too high, but then goes on to complain about Sen. Ruud voting against funds to add additional police, firefighters, and other local services. He also complained that Sen. Ruud voted against providing bonuses to Iraq troops.
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