I was just wondering what some of you Bama supporters out there think about the kinetic action going on in Libya. One of the few things I liked about Bama was that he was going to bring our troops home from Iraq and end the Afghanistan war. Alright, I understand ending a military deployment can be a little complex and might take a bit longer than he claimed when running as a candidate, I can forgive that. But now we are bombing the shit out of a pissant country. Why?
Oil? I thought we weren't supposed to go to war for oil.
Humanitarian reasons? There are plenty of horrible dictators out there and some areas with much larger humanitarian crises.
Is Libya a threat to us? No.
Really, the only country I can see an argument for going to war with now as a preemptive strike would be Iran, which is developing nukes and has a leader that is insane enough to use them. Libya is just one of many small, insignificant, dictator ran countries. Why are we wasting our money on explosives and risking the lives of our soldiers? I thought Bama was our peace President. Makes me wonder if it is simply a wag the dog war.
It was morality that burned the books of the ancient sages, and morality that halted the free inquiry of the Golden Age and substituted for it the credulous imbecility of the Age of Faith. It was a fixed moral code and a fixed theology which robbed the human race of a thousand years by wasting them upon alchemy, heretic-burning, witchcraft and sacerdotalism.-H.L. Mencken