Monday, March 28, 2011
Our Dear Leader Speaks
President Obama spoke to the nation tonight, supposedly to make the case for why we're involved in a war in Libya. After the fact. Retroactively, you might say.
Oh, wait...he didn't make any kind of case for it. He just sort of updated us. Nor did he call it a war.
According to Obama, this was all about what a great humanitarian he is.
"To brush aside America's responsibility as a leader and — more profoundly — our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are," Obama said. "Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different. And as president, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action."
After dithering for weeks and letting all those other Libyan cities get sacked? He ummm...'refused to wait'?
And if it's all about being a humanitarian, where was Obama when the Mullahs were murdering protesters en masse in Tehran and Ishfahan? How about Darfur? What about Syria? And didn't a certain Senator from Illinois do everything he could to sabotage the efforts of President Bush to take out another tyrant who made a specialty of slaughter and mass graves?
You see, that's the thing about President Obama. He thinks we're all stupid except him.
This was about three things: a wag the dog moment for the Prevaricator-in-Chief,rescuing the multimillion dollar oil deals of the Brits and French once they decided to support the rebels and then the tide turned in favor of Khaddaffi, and to provide Obama with a precedent for the UN's 'responsibility to protect(R2P) doctrine.
Now, our troops are fighting a war as rent-a-cops for the UN and the Arab League at our expense to the tune of $600 million in six days...and I'm almost certain that figure is lowballed.
I'm waiting to see the Left start carrying this sign, courtesy of my friend Greg over at Rhymes With Right:
As for our president, I can't decide what's more despicable....his shredding of the Constitution, his callous disregard for any semblance of truth, his contempt for his 'subjects' or his overblown sense of himself.