Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), who asked Clinton about the War Powers Act during a classified briefing, said Clinton and the administration are sidestepping the measure’s provisions giving Congress the ability to put a 60-day time limit on any military action.
I’m STILL not convinced that intervening in Libya is at all in our best interests. But the reconstitution of Ghaddafi’s forces, and its successes in its counterattacks shows the critical nature of timely action. I think is highly likely that if NATO/The US/Europe had intervened earlier, that Ghaddafi’s forces would never had regained their balance, and the momentum of the rebels likely would have lead to their victory.
As it is now, we’ve bought ourselves the worst of all scenarios, where victory is by no means assured, and our involvement is becoming greater and greater.
The problem with the Diversity dictators is that they have long abandoned their purported purpose of opening doors of opportunity to minorities, and instead have been engaged in a two pronged offense:
1. They are attempting to dictate inequality of outcome. That is, they don’t want people to advance on the basis of the capability and their actions. They want THEIR power-base advanced no matter what qualifications they display.
Roamy here. This weekend is the Great Moonbuggy Race at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. High school and college teams come here from all over the world.
Each Moonbuggy will be human powered and carry two students, one female and one male, over a half-mile simulated lunar terrain course including “craters”, rocks, “lava” ridges, inclines and “lunar” soil… Each student team of six members is responsible for building their own buggy, and the course drivers, who are chosen from each team, must also be builders of the vehicle.
The moonbuggy must collapse to fit in a 4′ cube, then assembled at the start of the race. The teams can run the course twice, with the faster time added to the assembly time for their score. Awards go not only to the top three times, but also to the best rookie, most improved (from previous years), featherweight, system safety, and overall technical design.
Our friend Aggie may be interested to know that high school teams from Fajardo, Teodoro Aguilar Mora, Isidro Sanchez, and Escuela Superior Urbana from Puerto Rico competed, and that the University of Puerto Rico Humacao won the college division.
Many of my co-workers volunteer their time as the pit crew because, well, breakdowns happen, and we want the kids to get back in the race.
Watch it on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-msfc Friday and Saturday. The Space and Rocket Center opens at 9 AM , so I wouldn’t look for the races to start any earlier than that. 7 AM Central Time for the races.