Out of all of the conflicts going on in the Middle East and North Africa, the United States decided to get involved in Libya. The decision has cost the United States $600 million dollars so far. The decision is also likely to cause Gaddafi to return to terrorism. In the meantime, Syria has erupted and now the government has resigned. Lebanon and Israel are now both at risk.
I listened to the President's speech and just can't help but think if Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco or Syria had oil we would be involved there as well. I am also troubled by President Obama's decision to take military action while outside the country and waiting more than a week to explain his decision to the voters.
Meanwhile, the Tokyo Electric Power Company continues to come up short in containing the radioactive waste from the Dai Ichi power plant. When will the Obama Administration realize that this tragedy is going to effect the United States? Unless the Japanese decide to exercise the Chernobyl option (boron and concrete), the radioactivity will not be contained. On the heels of this comes a report from ABC news indicating that there have been 56 different violations amongst the 104 nuclear power plants in the United States in the past 4 years. These violations include missing nuclear material.
We don't need to be focused on Libya, we have plenty to worry about right here.