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    If this is what passes for victory

    If this is what passes for victory

    As mentioned earlier, the Obama administration and media are touting Gaddafi’s overthrow as a great foreign policy victory.

    But Gaddafi’s body has hardly gone cold, and Libya already has a strict Islamist government, see all the links at MemeorandumAndrew Sullivan also rounds up some of the related horrors, such as the execution of pro-Gaddafi civilians.

    NATO’s military and special forces disposed of a tyrant by exceeding the U.N. mandate, under the guise of protecting civilians.  And the result is not a wind of freedom blowing across the North African desert, but likely generations of religious tyranny.

    Just like in Egypt, we were very good at forcing out the tyrant, but completely negligent in helping plan the future which would result from our actions.

    I’m not sure how much more of these types of victories we can stand.


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    nordic_prince | October 24, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    What never ceases to amaze me is how some people seem to think that the new devil that gets into power will be any better than the old devil. History is replete with examples of this downward spiral: from the shah of Iran to the ayatollahs, from Chiang Kai-shek to Mao Tse-tung, from Kim Il-sung to Kim Jong-il, and so on – when has the new guy *ever* been an improvement over the old one?

    I’m afraid Santayana’s axiom will be proven anew not only in Egypt, but now Libya as well.

    tiger66 | October 24, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Boys and Girls —

    Let’s not forget the 20,000 (+/–) shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles that “disappeared” during the revolution. At least with what’s-his-name in power, those SAMs were secure.

    You think Gunwalker was bad; wait until these missiles take a walk. How long will it be before a U.S. or EL AL airliner gets whacked?

    Just sayin’

    This administration is breaking anvils. Break an anvil once, it could be a mistake. Break two anvils, it could be that one is really inept. To break as many anvils as this crowd has, it’s evil intent.

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