“Why invade Iraq and not North Korea or Burma? Why intervene in Bosnia and not Darfur?” – Candidated Obama, “Audacity of Hope”
Pres. Obama got one thing correct last night in his speech. Just because we can’t help all countries doesn’t mean we can’t intervene where it’s really needed. Unfortunately, his judgment for what this means in American foreign policy sucks.
You want humanitarian crises as a rationalization for choosing to wage war one place and not another? Hundreds of thousands of women have been raped in the Congo.
Pres. Obama still hasn’t responded to the outcries to appoint a special envoy there. I guess Ben Affleck doesn’t have the juice of George Clooney.
There is no law in the Republic of Congo, beyond forcing young girls to marry her rapist.
We are now responsible for the Libyan rebels’ forward progress, which would stop the second the West would end the bombing, arms embargo and all other tools we’re using.
Whatever progressive leftists once were to the Democratic Party, those supporting Pres. Obama’s flawed rationale for choosing war in Libya has reduced them to drooling incoherence on Libya.