House Speaker John Boehner says he is very troubled by U.S. involvement in Libya without a clear definition of the mission, even though the UN resolution, the president's words, and even the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs has made it very clear.
(Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner wrote to President Barack Obama on Wednesday to say he is "troubled" that U.S. military resources were committed to Libya without clearly defining the mission there.
In the letter, a copy of which was released to the media by Boehner's aides, the Republican speaker asked Obama, a Democrat, to provide a clear assessment of the mission in Libya to both "the American people and Congress."
Boehner said that the U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing military intervention in Libya "does not substitute for a U.S. political and military strategy."
Of course the president has already presented a clear assessment multiple times. And just how often were the American people presented with a "clear assessment" of the mission during the Iraq War which John Boehner was a clear supporter of? I seem to recall that mission changing on a quarterly basis.