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-- Bill O'Reilly reporting tonight from West Palm Beach, Florida thanks for watching us is President Obama any effective commander in chief that is the subject of this evening's.
Talking points -- How much new to report this evening in Libya other than any Canadian general will take control the operation over the weekend president -- made it quite clear.
That he wants NATO to run -- military action against Qaddafi.
In light of that there is a new Reuters poll question.
Which best describes president Obama's leadership is commander in chief of the armed forces strong and decisive 70%.
In decisive 36%.
That a poll also asked do you support or oppose US allied military action -- 60%.
-- The ball is not surprising pres Obama does not come across as general Patton he is a cautious man.
He took months to decide what to do Afghanistan any -- the bush policies in place in Libya.
In Iraq I should say also in Libya he clearly does not want to lead the fight even though he understands that Qaddafi has to -- -- World War II most presidents have an aggressive in the military area general Eisenhower obviously.
JFK face down the Soviet Union in Cuba Lyndon Johnson escalated the war in Vietnam.
Richard Nixon dealt with China and the Soviet Union from a power position.
Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter we're not called -- to do too much in the war area although -- was clearly a weak leader as -- -- proved.
Ronald Reagan directly confronted the Soviet Union wore them down bush the elder -- Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait.
Bill Clinton stabilize the situation in the Balkans what fell down in the war on terror.
Bush the younger attacked Iraq and Afghanistan got into big trouble doing it.
So what those men and mine it's not surprising the American people believe President Obama is not a strong commander.
Now another poll.
According to Rasmussen 45%.
Of Americans do not believe.
The USA should get involved in a conflict for humanitarian.
Reasons -- 35% do believe we have that obligation 20% are undecided.
Now this goes to American exceptional -- my newspaper column this week available on billoreilly.com.
Talks about the USA as a noble nation.
For decades we have tried to do the right thing around the world now where nearly -- clearly we cannot take on wars like Iraq -- -- long.
But an American president should be able to persuade that nation that confront the -- surgically.
Is a worthy endeavor it's not all about arts if we can save lives without damaging our own country we should -- But Barack Obama has not been able to make that case.
So far his main focus is on shifting to humanitarian responsibilities.
Onto other countries -- that's okay.
We need all the allies we can -- but of America is indeed an exceptional.
Country our leaders need to have that mindset.
Does President Obama.
You make -- call.
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