Obama can’t blame this mess on Bush or the Republican Congress. American soldiers might not be getting killed, but there are plenty of Libyans who are. Still Obama feels he does not need Congressional approval to continue this action and feels NATO and UN approval is enough. ( He sounds more and more like Bush everyday! – Hope and Change – what a joke! )
Question: When did the U.S. Executive Branch become subservient to the UN and NATO and not the American people through our representatives in Congress? Answer: Under President Barack Obama 2011.
TRIPOLI, Libya — NATO acknowledged Saturday that its aircraft had mistakenly hit a column of rebel military vehicles last week near the Libyan oil port of Brega, and early Sunday morning the Qaddafi government showed reporters a destroyed cinder-block house that neighbors and the government said was hit by an errant NATO airstrike in the capital.
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Rescue workers searched for survivors amid the rubble.
Two bodies were pulled from the rubble, and at the Tripoli Central Hospital, government officials showed reporters three others, including an infant and a child, who they said were killed in the house.
It was the first time in three months of airstrikes that the Qaddafi government has presented credible evidence of what appeared to be direct civilian casualties of NATO attacks. Although the government has often claimed large numbers of civilian deaths, it has never previously presented bodies or consistent facts about the dead.
The destroyed building was far from any obvious military facility, in the Souq al Juma area, which is known for its hostility to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, and some neighbors who said they opposed him nonetheless confirmed the government’s account of an airstrike. Still, journalists visiting the site found no pieces of a bomb. NATO could not be reached for comment, and it was impossible to rule out another explanation.