Skip to comments.Newsweek's Evan Thomas: Obama Administration a 'Headless Horse' on Libya
Posted on 04/01/2011 4:44:21 PM PDT by mandaladon
Newsweek's Evan Thomas on Friday took a swipe at the White House's handling of its operation in Libya.
As the subject was raised on PBS's "Inside Washington," Thomas said, "In this case, its always hard to know what the Administration is doing because its sort of a headless horse" (video follows with transcript and commentary): GORDON PETERSON, HOST: I keep thinking about Charlie Wilsons War. We arm the mujahideen to get rid of the Russians, or to deal with the Russians, and then all of a sudden, the law of unintended consequences kicks in.
EVAN THOMAS, NEWSWEEK: I mean, Secretary Gates said he didnt want to get in the arming business yesterday, at least speaking for himself. Its hard to know what the, in this case, its always hard to know what the Administration is doing because its sort of a headless
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: What administration?
THOMAS: What administration its a headless horse
For those not familiar with the 2007 film, "Charlie Wilson's War" was about former Congressman Charlie Wilson (D-Tx.) funneling funds to help the CIA with its covert operation of assisting the mujahideen in Afghanistan to fight the Soviet invaders.
Unfortunately, when the Soviets finally pulled out, no one listened to Wilson's post-occupation plan, and Afghanistan eventually became a haven for the Taliban and al Qaeda.
In this sense, Peterson's analogy was spot on as was Thomas's headless horse observation.
Either Obama is doing something terribly wrong or there was something in the water on that set today - or maybe both.
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But the horse's arse is still there. ;-)
The Muja was not al Qaeda. (ever)
So I guess Thomas has changed his opinion that Obama is “sort of a god”?
He’s got to be way below 42%. Newsweek is a real kool aid magazine. If you hear a lib calling a conservative a name, open newsweek and there will be a story in there calling a conservative the same name. Lockstep.
Thomas better watch it. He’s going to get thrown out of the slobbering MSM club.
you’re right, but, why confuse idiots with facts?
Both are Traitor Losers who hate America!
Jimmy Carter's presidency was doomed by the Iranian hostage crisis after the US embassy in Tehran was stormed by Islamist extremists following the Iranian revolution.
A year after the 52 Americans were taken hostage, Carter lost the 1980 election. The hostages were released just as President Ronald Reagan, who defeated Carter, was sworn in.
Thanks to RushIsMyTeddyBear and Focaulut's Pendulum and for these graphic art realities!