Skip to comments.Bush Doctrine: OK For Libya But Not Iraq?
Posted on 03/03/2011 5:43:52 PM PST by Kaslin
Voices around the world, from Europe to America to Libya, are calling for U.S. intervention to help bring down Moammar Gadhafi. Yet for bringing down Saddam Hussein, the U.S. has been denounced variously for aggression, deception, arrogance and imperialism.
A strange moral inversion, considering that Saddam's evil was an order of magnitude beyond Gadhafi's. Gadhafi is a capricious killer; Saddam was systematic. Gadhafi was too unstable and crazy to begin to match the Baathist apparatus: a comprehensive national system of terror, torture and mass murder, gassing entire villages to create what author Kanan Makiya called a "Republic of Fear."
Moreover, that systemized brutality made Saddam immovable in a way that Gadhafi is not. Barely armed Libyans have already seized half the country on their own. Yet in Iraq, there was no chance of putting an end to the regime without the terrible swift sword (it took all of three weeks) of the United States.
No matter the hypocritical double standard. Now that revolutions are sweeping the Middle East and everyone is a convert to George W. Bush's freedom agenda, it's not just Iraq that has slid into the memory hole. Also forgotten is the once proudly proclaimed "realism" of Years One and Two of President Obama's foreign policy the "smart power" antidote to Bush's alleged misty-eyed idealism.
Didn't Go Green
It began on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's first Asia trip when she publicly played down human rights concerns in China. The administration also cut aid for democracy promotion in Egypt by 50%. And cut civil society funds money for precisely the organizations we now need to help Egyptian democracy by 70%.
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What we need then are these “anti-war” protesters..you know, “oil for blood” and all that libtard nonsense.
If this turns out well, that’s a big ‘IF’, you know the hero will be Obama, not Bush. After all, Iraq was one of Obama’s big accomplishments, donchaknow.
Let’s pray that the people’s in the middle east can keep the islamists at bay.
Right. Where are all those “human shields”?
A strange moral inversion, considering that Saddam's evil was an order of magnitude beyond Gadhafi's.
That is exactly and logically correct. To say nothing about the "world's" support of Barack Obama in the 2008 US elections - a conscious or subconscious urge to bring the United States down to the miserable level of global socialist sophistry.
The Suntrade Institute consciously avoids US foreign affairs given the hopeless bigotry and subterfuge of the planet's widespread and confused human agenda's, except where those affairs impose on the envelope of US sovereignty, citizen dignity, individual freedom, and personal responsibility, for which the nation was founded.
That is exactly why we DO support energy independence, fossil, renewable, nuclear; and despise those agents who elect to intractably involve the US taxpayer in the global socialistic abyss. For example: the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and certain zionist and hispanic (bigoted) outfits which cannot let go their own racial jingoism.
But somehow found this money ... U.S. FedGov gives $770 million to remake foreign mosques. ... including mosques in Cairo.
Recent articles claim Gadhafi still has about 8 tons of mustard gas. If true that would be no small matter for a rebel in Benghazi.
Yeah but if Gadhafi uses mustard gas now, well the gloves will come off. He wouldn’t last a week.
Who will take their gloves off? 0bowdown?
LOL That’s funny. I certainly hope not but it would be somewhat amusing to see the man/child go full Bush Doctrine.
He’ll have no choice. Will he really let hundreds of thousands die due to WMDs in Libya? I don’t think it’ll get that far anyway and time is on the dictator’s side.
Of course he would have a choice. If he didn’t we wouldn’t need a President we would just ask a computer when it was time to go to war. By the time we know he’s used gas it would be too late anyway. 0bummer has already dithered away a week or more before doing anything to simply give himself the option.
WMD’s in Libya? Gosh, Khadaffi obviously doesn’t have them. Bush lied about Saddam, right? We CAN’T help the Libyans because it would make the left hypocrites about Iraq. Think of the PROTESTS the left will arrange over attacking a “sovereign nation” and all for oil. Just like the massive protests we saw when Obama ordered 30,000 troops to Afghanistan. I think CNN covered these protests against a liberal president, but I can’t be sure.
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