Many times, others can articulate ideas better than I can. So for this post, I am defering to Victor Davis Hanson. He writes about the paradoxes associated with American involvement in the Libyan Civil War in a recent post.
Read the whole thing but give some attention to Paradox Seven:
Libya is now an exegesis of the Iraq War. By now we know that the Bush-Cheney “shredding” of the Constitution (e.g., tribunals, wiretaps, intercepts, renditions, preventative detention, Predator drones, and Guantanamo Bay) was simply a liberal talking point. Why do we know that? Because Obama has either embraced or expanded all of those anti-terrorism protocols, and even hired the very lawyers and deans to legitimize them who used to sue the government to stop them. But Libya was the capstone of the entire liberal reset. When the MSNBC talking heads now support bombing an oil-producing Muslim Arab country that does not threaten our national security — without congressional approval, and with fewer allies than went with us to Afghanistan and Iraq — then we realize the entire Iraq hysteria was simply partisan politics, not about principles.
I will now insert a gratituitous image of an A-10 firing its 30mm Gatling gun to show what Kinetic Military Action looks like.
Just remember that this is not a war according to President Obama.
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