I am not a fan of the ill considered military action we are currently participating in. As I’ve written earlier the only logical outcome of our actions is to increase civilian casualties by prolonging the conflict, to create unsustainable pockets of resistance within Libya governed by al Qaeda, and to Carterize American foreign policy. I had low expectations for Obama’s speech last night. Incredibly I found it to be equal parts of Alice-in-Wonderland divorcement from reality and garden variety mendacity.
It left me wanting to throw up in my mouth.
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As best we can tell from this speech, we are killing Libyans of all sorts today because Obama opened his Anxiety Closet and saw a potential massacre about to happen in Benghazi. Was this fear real or imagined? We have no way of knowing. We were also given no reason why this particular act of brutality exceeds the daily output of Iran or North Korea. We are to take it on faith that the threat was real and, more importantly, that it was of such import that American lives had to be risked to stop it.
What remains unclear is how this situation is righted as regime change is off the table:
Of course, there is no question that Libya – and the world – will be better off with Gaddafi out of power. I, along with many other world leaders, have embraced that goal, and will actively pursue it through non-military means. But broadening our military mission to include regime change would be a mistake.
This assertion requires a willful suspension of our disbelief because in the past Obama hasn’t shown himself to be concerned about bloodbaths caused by a helter-skelter withdrawal from either Afghanistan or Iraq or by the slaughter in the Congo or any other third world hell hole:
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