With the news of the death of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, the news machine was in full gear this morning, as American TV networks had to fill the airwaves as they waited for official confirmation of Gadhafi's death, and within hours of the intial news out of Libya, the political games had started.
Case in point, Flordia Republican Senator Marco Rubio. When asked by Fox News whether President Obama should be given credit for the recent news and the President's policy push for a NATO-led mission.
Just a few hours after Rubio was giving credit to the British and the French, his issued this statement:
“Justice has been done today,” said Rubio. “For decades, Moammar Gadhafi terrorized the Libyan people, bankrolled international terrorism and spread instability among its neighbors. He masterminded numerous terrorist attacks that resulted in the death of hundreds of fellow Americans. We are impressed with the tenacity of the Libyan people in reclaiming their freedoms, and honor the service of American and NATO forces that courageously assisted on this endeavor. Gadhafi has now joined the list of failed and disgraced tyrants that have faced justice from their own people. We still have a long and arduous road ahead as we partner with the free Libyan people to build a more prosperous and democratic future."
So what is it, Senator Rubio? Do the British and French command American forces, or is that the role of the President of the United States? Quite clearly, you do a very quick Cuban flip-flop. And instead of instead of crediting the US government, you chose to praise England and France. Is that even patriotic?