April 14, 2011

Obama Lied, People Died

Obama Lied, People Died is not a refrain your likely to hear from  the anti-Bush anti-war crowd anytime soon, but you should. From the Boston Globe:

EVIDENCE IS now in that President Barack Obama grossly exaggerated the humanitarian threat to justify military action in Libya. The president claimed that intervention was necessary to prevent a “bloodbath’’ in Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city and last rebel stronghold.
Obama insisted that prospects were grim without intervention. “If we waited one more day, Benghazi . . . could suffer a massacre that would have reverberated across the region and stained the conscience of the world.’’ Thus, the president concluded, “preventing genocide’’ justified US military action.
But intervention did not prevent genocide, because no such bloodbath was in the offing. To the contrary, by emboldening rebellion, US interference has prolonged Libya’s civil war and the resultant suffering of innocents.
I made the point earlier there was a certain irony in Obama's war; that he was going to prevent the killing of innocent women and children by lobbing missiles into a country and killing innocent women and children. Now it turns out he was likely duped into abeting an insurgency in need of an air force in the middle of a civil war. Isn't this like a war crime or somthing?

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