“Make no mistake, because we acted quickly, a humanitarian catastrophe has been avoided and the lives of countless civilians — innocent men, women and children — have been saved.”
Still, it’s curious how a guy like Libyan leader Muammar al-Gadaffi, only recently praised to high heavens by the United Nations Human Rights Council and its exemplars–including such determinedly libertarian regimes as those of Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia–could in the space of a few short weeks not only cause that same august body to revoke his previous certification as a boon to world civilization, but to actually prod an ad hoc coalition of the just into sanctioning the release of a few thousand tons of anti-humanitarian catastrophe ordnance upon his curly little head. Even more curious is how deftly our President Obombya maneuvered the United States military into commencing operations on behalf of the same radical Islamists we’ve been fighting against for the last 10 years:
Earlier this month, al-Qaeda issued a call for supporters to back the Libyan rebellion, which it said would lead to the imposition of “the stage of Islam” in the country.
[…] British Islamists have also backed the rebellion, with the former head of the banned al-Muhajiroun proclaiming that the call for “Islam, the Shariah and jihad from Libya” had “shaken the enemies of Islam and the Muslims more than the tsunami that Allah sent against their friends, the Japanese”.
As Diana West, author of The Death of the Grown-Up, points out in Uncle Sucker, World’s Rent-A-Cop:
The sudden whim to rid the planet of Gadhafi, while never a bad notion, is, if anything, oddly anticlimactic after his Bush-era debut as a newly minted ally in the “war on terror.” Funny thing: “ally” sounds like a ghastly stretch, but WikiLeaks tells us Gadhafi was in fact most cooperative in providing anti-jihad intelligence – which may or may not have been credible. Still, he should know. It was Libyans, according to a 2007 West Point study, who made the strongest showing, per capita, of foreign insurgents in Iraq. It’s hard not to believe that some who didn’t end up dead or in Gitmo are now “rebels” receiving U.S. air and sea support.
[..] Just think: Those are “our” rebs, too. I can’t imagine the crew of the USS Kearsarge, now in the Mediterranean, would like that very much. Or the pilots flying F-15s over Libya, either. But what about our Congress? Flat-lining. As for President Obama, if it isn’t impeachable to fight on behalf of America’s enemies, what is?
Obombya’s own Secretary of State may like to answer that last one.