In the PC world of 2011, it is sometimes difficult to figure out what people are really trying to say. The latest from Deputy National Security Advisor, Ben Rhodes, is a good example. We are apparently involved in a kinetic military action (as opposed to dormant, idle, inert). Or is it as White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, described, a “limited military action…limited both in duration and scope. I assume if this is not a war then the President is relieved of the Constitutional requirement of seeking Congressional approval.
I’ll leave it to you to decide how enlightening these descriptions are.
Ben Rhodes said, “I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone. Obviously that involves kinetic military action, particularly on the front end. But again, the nature of our commitment is that we are not getting into an open-ended war, a land invasion in Libya.
Obviously…next they’ll be telling us they knew what they were doing.