Mar 18 2011
What I really despise to transparent lies. While I would very much like to see Qaddafi out of power, if the UN is planning on taking out military targets in Libya then it should stop pretending and just declare war. This crap about a ‘no-fly’ and ‘no-drive’ zone being imposed through targeted bombing is a farce.
And it insults the intelligence of Hawks and Peaceniks alike. The Hawks will not respect Obama’s Hillary-War simply because he waited for the UN to give him cover to make the hard decisions. Nor will the liberal left be snookered by the fact the US is imposing its will using massive blood shed.
War is war. It is horrible and bloody and final. Peace through strength is the best way to avoid the final option of war. Lame word-smithing, slippery labeling, etc insult those who must fight and die in the wars. How can we de-humanize the Libyan fight for freedom and our new role in it using such crass and immature labels? We are either fighting for a worthy goal or not.
A ‘no-fly’ zone is not a worthy goal. A ‘no-drive’ zone is even more pathetic. Freedom for the oppressed people of Libya is the minimal reason to blow bodies apart and destroy individuals and families alike.
Hillary may have gotten her chance to make a moral stand, but its morality is now lost behind the slippery and idiotic language of the UN.