President Barack Obama said the U.S. and its allies had to take military action in Libya to avert a massacre of civilians that would have “stained the conscience of the world.”
So that's why our Nobel Peace Prize winning President performed this latest Presidential act of treason, by violating the Constitution of the United States of America, by attacking a country without the approval of Congress. I get it. I just have a couple of questions?
What about Darfur? Was that not a stain on the consciousness of the world? Were we out of Oxy Clean at the time? It's 300,000+ deaths, but these weren't oil based so the stain wasn't difficult, is that it?
What about Bahrain? They were invaded by Saudi Arabia yet there was not a peep out of the stain removing world? When this happened to Kuwait there was UPROAR that this country of millionaires and billionaires was having their sovereignty destroyed. But Bahrain is like Vegas for the Persian Gulf so we don't care (BTW, I care Zeke).
And how about Yemen, Syria, the Ivory Coast, etc, etc, etc Mr. World Police???
And how about the President asking the UN, not the folks that elected him mind you, if he could wage war on Libya? And then coming out and saying he didn't want to depose Qaddafi?!?
If we tried to overthrow Gadhafi by force, our coalition would splinter," he predicted...
"To be blunt, we went down that road in Iraq," he said — a road that took eight years to travel. "That is not something we can afford to repeat in Libya."
SAY WHAT?! You drop bombs on a country but intend to keep the leader intact?!? Oh that has winner written all over it! I hated Iraq but at least that was decisive. We played to win the initial war (forget that there was no chance of winning over the population from the start) but at least it wasn't a "police action" like this appears to be.
I guess I'm just really glad for 1 thing: it's a Democrat that's doing this because if GW or any Republican had done the exact same thing, which I would also have despised, I risked having my commute interrupted by war protests by people who hate war when it's waged by someone they don't like. When war is waged by Nobel Peace Prize winners though, the silence is deafening; and my commute is lovely.