As an initial matter, yes indeed a number of the pictures above are fairly graphic (although, they can get MUCH MORE graphic). Well guess what: That's what War is – HELL – and it's why you do not get involved in one unless it is absolutely necessary – a lesson that our two pathetic, out-of-touch political parties could use to learn for the first time in their sorry lives. But alas, they never do. So here--we--go:
We've been told by Obama's White House for several days that the "goal" of our involvement in Libya is to protect Libyan citizens and "rebels" from aerial bombardament (from forces loyal to evil murderous dictator Moammar Gadhafi) through the imposition of a "no fly zone." But it turns out the real goal is none other than George W. Bush-like "regime change" through the neoconservative principles of forcibly removing Gadhafi and "installing democracy."
It's from Obama's own lips, as the story broke late yesterday (link at bottom) concerning a White House readout of a Monday night telephone call between Obama and the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Yayyip Erdogan in which the two leaders "underscored their shared commitment to the goal of helping provide the Libyan people an opportunity to transform their country by installing a democratic system that respects the people's will."
Now, I have little doubt that we will quickly see the White House try to distance itself from those words and to claim that the readout isn't accurate. That's as predictable as stench in an Alabama $hithouse. But I won't be believing a word of it. Only a fool would. Because intelligent people stand up to others and tell them not to piss down my back and tell me it's raining.
And BTW, how in the hell are we "spreading democracy," anyway, by taking actions supportive of the Libyan "rebels"? Every account out there on the Net says that Al Qaeda, not to mention Iranian interests, are firmly entrenched with this so-called Libyan "rebellion." Put another way, "democracy" is not going to visit Libya anytime soon. Pathetic.
All that aside, let's get down to the real point: This guy Obama may be the biggest hypocrite in the history of the civilized world! This goof was out there bashing Bush right and left in 2008 for the Iraq war -- an exercise which itself was little more than an effort to "transform the country by installing a democratic system," i.e. pure neoconservatism and the very same goal of the current Libyan operation.
Indeed, all of the 20 percenter leftists that Obama represents (he represents no one else in the country) have bashed Bush endlessly for years over Iraq! And now their guy -- His Majesty himself -- is out there proclaiming privately to foreign heads of state that we're going to get Gadhafi and spread American democracy into Libya! This is truly slimeball stuff.
Say one thing, do another. No character. No conviction. Just a whole big load of bullshit. Same old story.
At least I'm consistent. The Iraq War was bullshit. Our involvment in Afghanistan beyond a year or two has been bullshit. And our current involvement in Libya is bullshit. Yep, bullshit pervades.
And as an Independent, it's me who's the mealy-mouth?! Me who stands for nothing?! Me who talks out of both sides of my mouth?! Nope. That would be your illustrious president, ladies and gentlemen. Hope those of you who voted for him (I did not) are proud today. Pin a medal -- or a Nobel Peace Prize as the case may be -- on him!