Tuesday, March 29

Obama: "My policy is SO different from Bush's in Iraq!!"

In his speech Monday night Obama tried mightily to distinguish his policy re Libya from that of George W. Bush re Iraq. This resulted in some interesting...nonsense, to anyone who's been paying attention.

Example: Obama implied that we're NOT trying to "overthrow Gadhafi by force."
If we tried to overthrow Gadhafi by force, our coalition would splinter. We would likely have to put U.S. troops on the ground, or risk killing many civilians from the air. The dangers faced by our men and women in uniform would be far greater. So would the costs, and our share of the responsibility for what comes next.
To be blunt, we went down that road in Iraq.
So Obama would have you believe that when our forces are firing missiles and dropping bombs and killing Gadhafi's troops, that's not trying to overthrow him by force??? This is a distinction only a former lawyer could recognize. Most people would call it bald-faced lie.

Here's Obie's explanation:
We have intervened to stop a massacre... We will... work with other nations to hasten the day when Gadhafi leaves power.
Did you get it? We're not trying to "overthrow" him, just trying to "hasten the day when he leaves power."
With the time and space that we have provided for the Libyan people, they will be able to determine their own destiny, and that is how it should be.
Sounds like the Bush doctrine in Iraq. And in fact we went to great lengths to ensure that Iraqis actually held elections in which every citizen had the opportunity to vote.

Let's see if Libyans get the same deal after Gadhafi is overthrown. By force.


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