Sunday, March 27, 2011

I was going to put together a composite about what is occurring in the MIddle East.

The USA has done correct and best thing in Libya.  I know that beyond a shadow of a doubt.  I have no doubt the Congress wants to have their say and be briefed, but, I am confident the President will find a 'welcome' and 'congratulations' once he speaks tomorrow evening.

I do not believe arming the Liyan resistence is the best thing to do.  As a matter of fact I believe it is the worst thing that can happen to the Libyan people. 

When we enforced a No Fly Zone over Iraq, it worked extremely well.  The Shi'ites in the South and the Kurds in the North flourished.  They are a strong people today.  They had their allies and support from within their own ethnicities and had no problem developing economies and strong communities.

I realize the Balkans were different.  They needed to be armed, but, that was because the had no allies.  It is grossly different in Libya where ethnicites are strongly afflilitated and support efforts such as the opposition.

The Middle East needs peace.  These are peaceful movements and while Libya turned violent it was not because of the people, but, because of a billigerent dictator.  The entire Middle East is fluid in its dynamics and the last thing it needs is more armaments to be distributed throughout the region.  The Libyan opposition forces are doing well under the enforcement of THE  NO  ASSAULT  ZONES, implimented by NATO, the USA and the Arab coalitions.

The Libyan people are not alone.  There is no reason believe regular regional assessments aren't on going. 

I find it interesting how Admiral Mullens has become somewhat of a silent partner since the President has come home.  A good friend that knows how to fill the void.  Thank you, sir.

I believe we are witnessing a wonderful change in the Middle East.  A sincere peace movement.  I don't see why any peace movement reaching for democracy needs to be armed to succeed.

I am preparing to travel this week. 

So, until tomorrow and the President's speech.

Former Vice Presidential Candidate remembered as a 'great role model' by a Texas US Senator, Kay Bailey Hutchinson.

I simply can't believe she has died from leukemia at the age of 55.  We wanted to have her longer.  She was a trailblazer, not unlike women that had come before her, she was an inspriration to women of every walk of life.  She was 'the promise' of the acheivements of women,  There is one aspect of political life, regardless, of the party of which women understand and that is the 'void' of influence women have in most venues where they find themselves.  I am not surprised Geraldine is admired by all women and am grateful for that quality.

..."Geraldine Ferraro was one of the great female role models of her generation," Hutchison said in a statement. "In politics, she was a trailblazer who helped make new heights of leadership possible for women. In her personal life, she courageously battled cancer with tenacity and grace. She reached out to others who were waging their own fights against cancer and helped educate them on treatment options and always offered encouragement."...

So, Geraldine if you are listening, I am sure you know there is no woman President yet.  Hillary has abandoned all our hopes and well Mrs. Palin just doesn't cut the mustard.  So, Geraldine, if God had a great purpose for your passing and influence from above is the answer, we will all be grateful.