Wow. Last night I was almost getting ready to write a blog saying, okay, I’ll give Obama some credit for helping get rid of Gaddafi…but that I was going to have to hold off actually congratulating Obama because I would have to wait to see if the new rebel government would actually turn out to better than Qadhafi and his sick regime. I’m glad I didn’t post that last night. Why you ask?
Have you read the new Libyan Constitution? You know the one that states Sharia is the basis of all law. You know Sharia, that wonderful legal philosophy that women are somewhere below shit, and non-Muslims are somewhere below women. There’s also some Draconian legal codes and rampant animal abuse in terms of health codes. I’d call it barbaric, but frankly historically most barbarian tribes were more civilized than the codes set down in Sharia.
I’m glad we just spent a BILLION dollars to get rid of a tyranny so that we can replace it with a tyranny. Oh wait, maybe I shouldn’t be so glad about that. In fact that’s more like a complete waste of money. Thanks Obama, because you weren’t wasting money in enough places as it was.
Yeah Afghanistan is as much a waste…but at least we tried to create a democracy…failed miserably, but we tried. And Iraq actually looks kind of stable at the moment, so the investment there might not be a complete waste. But in Libya we spent a billion dollars just to trade tyrannies. And I’m a little worried we may not have backed the lesser of two evils.
You we could have spent nothing and still have had the same outcome, a tyranny. Who knows maybe the fighting would have gone on longer and more tyranny supporting people would have killed each other. It’s like the battle of Stalingrad, it’s doesn’t matter who loses, because so long as the two tyrannies fight and kill each other the rest of the world wins.
This is what happens when you enter a war without an actual purpose. You need a purpose (Obama) and need a plan to get to that goal (Bush), in the absence of one or both you’re an idiot (Obama and Bush).