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Remember George Bush? That miserable failure of a president? Remember at the start of the Iraq War? How he didn’t have a plan? How the UN and the Democratic Party bashed him for his supposed unpreparedness? Well that dude’s my hero. He’s like a freaking god to me. Now consider our current president. The one who refused to back the dissenters in either China or Iran. Hell, the Nobel Commission has more gonads than that dude. Now, after increasing pressure, both from abroad and at home, he finally decides to request UN permission to intervene in Libya. This is what gets me, though. The stunning hypocrisy that is so manifest in the handling of, on the one hand, a guy who sat on his hands for a few weeks, filling out his bracket for college basketball, and then one day, finally breaks under the pressure of pretty much everyone and asks permission to get serious with Libya.

Some background might be handy here. Libya is a former terrorist hot bed that’s receded into obscurity. They have the fighting capabilities of Lichtenstein, minus any allies. Libya is Africa’s North Korea. Only with less ability to realize its nuclear ambitions.  The nations only claim to fame is a nastily repressive government headed by certified nutcase Muamar Qaddafi.

George Bush, too, was fighting a repressive madman. Only this guy, Saddam Hussein, was about a hundred times worse. He at one point possessed an impressively large arsenal of chemical and biological WMDs, which are currently unaccounted for (although probably destroyed). Iraq also had a relatively successful nuclear program for some time before Israel destroyed it. Hussein and his government were active supporters for Al-Qaeda, and were actively harboring Al-Qaeda’s Iraqi affiliates. Hussein’s other occupations at the time were killing Kurds and raping, torturing, and murdering his subjects.

And yet, despite the rather large body evidence that this guy was not really cooperating with weapons inspectors, was still butchering his people, had more than a few close associations with Al-Qaeda, and had mysteriously misplaced a large number of biological and chemical weapons, Bush was blocked by the UN. Despite the careful crafting of the invasion over the six months before the war, he was rebuked for his lack of a plan. Now expressing support for George W. Bush is tantamount with announcing your intent to reestablish the Confederate States of America.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I fully support the Libyan intervention. I also fully support the war in Iraq. I understand that there are other reasons Bush is disliked. What I cannot understand, though, is the stunning and ever-apparent hypocrisy of the UN and the American Left. I can hardly believe that they’ve all forgotten. Where is Obama’s “plan?” The double standard for Bush versus Obama (and indeed for Republicans versus Democrats in general) is appalling and needs to be recognized.

/End rant.

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Posted March 20, 2011 by fireinthenight in Uncategorized

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