With all the comments from the GOP about the happenings in Libya, there is a common theme:
THEY SOMEHOW FORGET THE PRESIDENT'S INVOLVEMENT IN ALL OF THIS.
Barack Who? GOP 2012 Candidates Respond To Qaddafi’s Fall By Writing Obama Out Of History
Thomas Lane | August 22, 2011, 6:33PM
The main GOP presidential candidates' responses to events in Libya were strikingly diverse. However, one factor they had in common was the lack of any mention of one person: the President who actually committed US forces to the conflict.
The exception to this was former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. "Ridding the world of the likes of Gadhafi is a good thing," he wrote. "But this indecisive President had little to do with this triumph."
That was in line with a rather churlish press release put out Sunday night by Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), which bemoaned that Qaddafi's fall took "so long" because a certain someone wouldn't "employ the full weight of our airpower."
Still, at least this line of approach gave Obama a look-in. For the other candidates (repeating their tactics after the death of bin Laden) the President may as well have not existed.