Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Benghazi to Charlotte: Are we world-class now?

Were you paying attention to President Barack Obama's Libya speech Monday night? Really? If so, you got to hear this: "At this point, the United States and the world faced a choice. Gadhafi declared that he would show 'no mercy' to his own people. He compared them to rats, and threatened to go door to door to inflict punishment. In the past, we had seen him hang civilians in the streets, and kill over a thousand people in a single day. Now, we saw regime forces on the outskirts of the city. We knew that if we waited one more day, Benghazi - a city nearly the size of Charlotte - could suffer a massacre that would have reverberated across the region and stained the conscience of the world." That's right. Tucked down in that speech, Obama mentioned the Queen City! And without N.C. attached to it. World-class, here we come!