Trust me, you do NOT want to go there..............
From George W. Bush's 2004 State of the Union Speech:
Nice speech. Bush got rid of existing sanctions, while Libya was still committing human rights violations and even murder. Who opened up the door for Gadhafi Duck to stay in power? Read the quote.Because of American leadership and resolve, the world is changing for the better. Last month, the leader of Libya voluntarily pledged to disclose and dismantle all of his regime's weapons of mass destruction programs, including a uranium enrichment project for nuclear weapons. Colonel Qadhafi correctly judged that his country would be better off, and far more secure, without weapons of mass murder. Nine months of intense negotiations involving the United States and Great Britain succeeded with Libya, while 12 years of diplomacy with Iraq did not. And one reason is clear: For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible -- and no one can now doubt the word of America.
And from the Federal Government's own web site:
But Obama didn't take office until January of 2009? So who did all this?U.S. diplomatic personnel reopened the U.S. Interest Section in Tripoli on February 8, 2004. The mission was upgraded to a U.S. Liaison Office on June 28, 2004, and to a full embassy on May 31, 2006. The establishment in 2005 of an American School in Tripoli demonstrates the increased presence of Americans in Libya, and the continuing normalization of bilateral relations. Libya re-established its diplomatic presence in Washington with the opening of an Interest Section on July 8, 2004, which was subsequently upgraded to a Liaison Office in December 2004 and to a full embassy on May 31, 2006.
On May 15, 2006, the State Department announced its intention to rescind Libya's designation as a state sponsor of terrorism in recognition of the fact that Libya had met the statutory requirements for such a move: it had not provided any support for acts of international terrorism in the preceding 6-month period, and had provided assurances that it would not do so in the future. On June 30, 2006, the U.S. rescinded Libya's designation as a state sponsor of terrorism.
You see, 2 can play this silly game.
You lose. Thanx for playing.
Last edited by danarhea; 02-27-11 at 05:29 PM.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
Game over man! Reset, insert coin, pull the plug, hit the power button, zero lives, wamp wamp wamp marios dead.
what you got?