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Biden: I was right about Libya

https://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/joe-biden-libya-wrong-224595

"My — my question was, 'OK, tell me what happens?,'" Biden recalled. "'He's gone. What happens? Doesn't the country disintegrate? What happens then? Doesn't it become a place where it becomes a — Petri dish for the growth of extremism? Tell me. Tell me what we're gonna do."

Rose responded, "And it has."

"And it has," Biden said, going on to say that the United States should not use force unless the interests of the country or its allies are directly threatened, whether it can be done "efficaciously" and whether it can be sustained. </q>

Biden likely to break barriers, pick woman to lead Pentagon

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/biden-likely-break-barriers-pick-woman-lead-pentagon-n1247842

From Michele Flournoy's wiki:

In 2011, in the midst of the Arab Spring and popular street uprisings, Flournoy, then Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, helped persuade President Obama to intervene militarily in Libya, despite opposition from members of Congress and key White House advisors, such as Joe Biden, Vice President; Tom Donilon, National Security Advisor; and Robert Gates, Defense Secretary.[29]. Flournoy supported the NATO-led imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya to oust resistant leader Muammar Gaddafi, accused of ordering the killing of demonstrators and promising to "hunt the rebels down and show no mercy."[29] Flournoy said imposition of a no-fly zone necessitated first destroying Libya's air defenses with U.S. and British cruise missiles targeting the Libyan missile defense system, and U.S. B-2 bombers attacking Libyan airfields.[1] In a 2013 conversation with the Council on Foreign Relations, Flournoy said she had supported US military intervention on humanitarian grounds.[30] Critics who disagreed with Flournoy described the war on Libya as "disastrous" in its destabilization of entire regions in the Middle East and North Africa,[31] facilitating the transfer of arms to extremists across countries. Two years after the ouster of Muammar Gaddafi, Flournoy defended the U.S. military intervention in Libya, telling the Council on Foreign Relations: “I think we were right to do it.” </q>

Biden doesn't have a problem hiring women with whom he's had sharp disagreements.

We'll see...

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On 11/9/2020 at 5:31 AM, Larry Hancock said:

Good outreach Cliff,  my problem would be that I'm definitely no punk rocker and I'm not sure anybody else here is old enough to related to or recognize my types of music....grin.

Larry, I'm all about the old school.

Tennessee Ernie Ford.

 

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4 hours ago, Cliff Varnell said:

"Anything goes" -- Cole Porter.

 

Nice try Cliff. As it turns out I was very much part of the first Metallica collaboration but not the more recent one. Nor did I play on the West Side Story video. One of my favorite pieces btw, but I was playing in a music festival at the Clos Vougeot in Burgundy France that week. I’m sure I’m playing on Beethoven 9 though..

 

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12 minutes ago, Paul Brancato said:

Nice try Cliff. As it turns out I was very much part of the first Metallica collaboration but not the more recent one. Nor did I play on the West Side Story video. One of my favorite pieces btw, but I was playing in a music festival at the Clos Vougeot in Burgundy France that week. I’m sure I’m playing on Beethoven 9 though..

 

I should mention it cost me about $5k to miss the recent Metallica gig - prostate problem after anasthesia reaction to knee surgery. 

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