Pawlenty chides Obama for not denouncing Libya violence that Obama already denounced

Categories: T-Paw

Muammar_al-Gaddafi.jpg
Obama denounced Muammar al-Gaddafi last week.
Tim Pawlenty issued a scornful statement today condemning President Barack Obama for not denouncing the recent violent clampdown on anti-government protesters in Libya.

Maybe T-Paw wasn't paying attention, running from one tea party to another, but Obama has already done that. And he did it again today.

Here's what Obama said Friday:

I am deeply concerned by reports of violence in Bahrain, Libya and Yemen. The United States condemns the use of violence by governments against peaceful protesters in those countries and wherever else it may occur. We express our condolences to the family and friends of those who have been killed during the demonstrations. Wherever they are, people have certain universal rights including the right to peaceful assembly. The United States urges the governments of Bahrain, Libya and Yemen to show restraint in responding to peaceful protests, and to respect the rights of their people.

Here's what Pawlenty said today in a post on his Facebook page:

pawlenty libya facebook.jpg
Pawlenty on Facebook
"Now, the Libyan people have taken to the streets to free themselves from the despotic reign of Muammar al-Qaddafi and peaceful protesters have been literally gunned down. Yet the President remains silent, unwilling or unable to speak with moral clarity about America's interest in supporting the aspirations of all who seek freedom. The leader of the United States should never leave those willing to sacrifice their lives in the cause of freedom wondering where America stands. It is time for the administration to use all tools at its disposal to pressure al-Qaddafi to stop the violence and to step down. The Libyan people don't have time to wait."

What part of "condemns the use of violence" doesn't T-Paw understand? Maybe the world's just too complicated.

Update: Obama issued his second condemnation of the Libyan violence this afternoon:

The United States also strongly supports the universal rights of the Libyan people. That includes the rights of peaceful assembly, free speech, and the ability of the Libyan people to determine their own destiny. These are human rights. They are not negotiable. They must be respected in every country. And they cannot be denied through violence or suppression.


More on Tim Pawlenty:



Advertisement

My Voice Nation Help
2 comments
Sort: Newest | Oldest
Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Wow, the sheep in here are evident. Come on sheep, do a Google search. NEVER TRUST HART! NEVER TRUST ME! LOOK IT UP! STOP BEING MINDLESS SHEEP!The video (Obama's Speech) linked By Hart Von Douchey, was from Wed. at 5:36 PM. EST. (That's 4:36 here)Look at the time of Tim's Facebook post. The screen shot says it was made 16 hours ago. But yet Hart Von Douchebag's Article say's it was written - By Hart Van Denburg, Wed., Feb. 23 2011 @ 2:50PM (before the linked video above was even created) Dun dun duunnn Oh Oh, someone knows ho to do math!You see? Hart wrote the smear. Waited for the official Presidential address on Libya. Posted the video into the article he had previously written. Presented "facts" without times. Wa la! The sheep in the liberal herd all go BAAAA.But hey, Hart knows Minnesota has eliminated the need to pass the high school math equivalency test. You only have to fail it three times to pass.

Now look at Obama's first generic statement - February 18, 2011 Statement by the President on violence in Bahrain, Libya and Yemen -"I am deeply concerned by reports of violence in Bahrain, Libya and Yemen. The United States condemns the use of violence by governments against peaceful protesters in those countries and wherever else it may occur. We express our condolences to the family and friends of those who have been killed during the demonstrations. Wherever they are, people have certain universal rights including the right to peaceful assembly. The United States urges the governments of Bahrain, Libya and Yemen to show restraint in responding to peaceful protests, and to respect the rights of their people."

"generic" right? Never directly address Libya, or the leader (very broad stroke) So, how was Tim wrong again? Besides, "Wherever they are, people have certain universal rights including the right to peaceful assembly" Obama, are you the world dictator now? I kinda thought these were sovereign nations. Way to make the U.S. look like a pampas ass Dictator Obama!

Oh, if only the fascists here at CP would allow me to post html links without review, then rejection.

Google this phrase – 5:15PM EST: The President speaks on #Lybia, watch live: I want you to see where it comes from. The official White House Twitter page right?Notice the spelling of Libya?Could you imagine if some Republican released an "official twitter post" misspelling the country he’s to be addressing? Think of when Bush was president. What kind of article would CP write on that? Headline would read - "Morons at WhiteHouse misspell Libya"

Wolfe
Wolfe

I will never understand why politicians LIE so blantently. Sounds like he is pulling a michelle bachmann.

Now Trending

Minnesota Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...