March 20, 2011

On to the shores of Tripoli

It wasn't that long ago, back when there was still a semblance of reason in the world,  that John Swiftboat Kerry and Hillary Red Queen Clinton were beating the former Republican President about the head and shoulders with claims that he had put our troops smack dab in the middle of a civil war. Meanwhile Senator Present was campaigning on a platform of "No force unless US interests are directly threatened."That was evidently before we tumbled down the rabbit hole.

Now we find Kerry way out in front on the Libya no fly zone idea while the Chicky Hawks in the administration Clinton, Powers, and Rice  (the ones with the big brass ones evidently) spent the week strong arming now President Present to intervene in Libya against the better judgement of his SecDef and others.

Their argument wasn't that we had some pressing national interest, threat to national security, or even a goal to unseat Q-daffy, instead we needed to do this for strictly humanitarian reasons.

The irony of this doctrine is evidently lost on these people. We are going to kill a bunch of Libyans, quite probably women and children so that a dictator doesn't kill a bunch of Libyans, quite probably women and children

Tyrants are violently suppressing freedom in any number of places around the world so according to this new Obama Doctrine it only follows that we should be chucking a few Tomahawks at the likes of Bahrain, Ivory Coast, Darfur, Egypt, Iran or taken to the logical end,  the mother of all tyrants China.

Without a clear national interest we open the door to war on a whim which is a dangerous precedent.
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1 comment:

kingshamus said...

I still can't wrap my mind around how exacty we got here.

I am very certain that it isn't a good place.