Is Libya all about the oil?
That’s not my poll, but it’s a dead-on appropriate question. Obama says it’s about the intended genocide Khadafi threatened. Well, that’s been going on unabated in Yemen, Sudan, and several parts of Africa. What’s so special about Libyans that other Africans don’t merit?
When Bush citied weapons of mass destruction and known threats coming from Iraq, a good chunk of the media claimed it was all about the oil. Libya has provided a lot more oil than Iraq ever did and so far, best I can tell, not one single person on MSNBC or CNN has questioned Obama about his intent regarding Libya. In fact, CNN has gone to more trouble to point out this action is nothing like Iraq. Attacking two genocidal dictators of oil rich nations is merely a coincidence according to CNN. What Bush did was bad, what Obama did justified. Only difference was the one Bush took out was attacking other countries repeatedly, the one Obama took out was not.
Check that, another difference was one country was threatening us with weapons of mass destruction, and had used them against others. The other was not.
Check that again, one had known terrorist organizations thriving and operating from their country, the other claims to be under attack from those terrorist organizations and had recently assisted us in targeting terrorist organizations.
Check that one more time. One had committed genocide against his own people, the other threatened to.
Check that yet again, one president asked Congress for approval to attack another country, one did not.
That’s more of your change you can believe in.