On Morning Joe today there was conversation with Bob Herbert and Steven Rattner about Libya and the UN resolution to create a No-Fly Zone. The consensus was that Obama has done a good job of waiting until support has been built, and that now we'll be one among many rather than America going in cowboy style. Howe ver, there is also the reality that many people have already been killed by Qaddafi, the Libyan military has already set up and are now defeating the rebels, and that even if we stop the Libyan planes, the Libyan military will slaughter the rebels on the ground. The UN never reacts in time, so all those supporting UN involvement just want to look good, but it's a useless excercise. Plus there is the problem of the President getting us involved solely through his power. Libya has not attacked the US, and now we are going to war? We'll be dragged into a ground fight. Bob Herbert said America has to be involved. Why? If the European countries and Arab League can't do it, then I suppose Libya could just take over Europe and the Mid-East if Qaddafi decided so. Bull.
And, yes, there was more hysteria about the nuclear reactors in Japan. The main argument is that Japan's government is not being honest, although no one has any evidence of this, and detection of radiation levels don't contradict what Japan is saying.
Morning Joe showed a clip of an interview with Donald Trump by some reporter -- Trump said he has doubts that Obama is a legal US citizen. Now, you would expect the Morning Joe crew to castigate Trump as a Birther. No, they didn't, because they have a social relationship with Trump. Joe Scarborough even suggected that Trump has a chance at President. My, my.
Before I had had enough, Daniel Poneman, the Deputy Secretary of Energy,was on, and he was asked about the model of the generator on the fault line in California. He gave a bureacratic answer that said nothing -- he would not readily admit that the facilities are on a fault line and he said he didn't know what models were there. I feel so confident in our government.
This morning's show was really incredible, as in really incredible.