The Arrogance of Power – Obama and Clinton Post Gaddafi

Posted on October 22, 2011

Oh do go to the White House website and see the weekly address by our President.  He is positively brimming with pride in his military accomplishments and sees them as a spring board for dealing with domestic problems at home.

He cites troop withdrawal in Iraq by the end of the year as some kind of victory.  What?  It seems to most observers that inasmuch as the government of Iraq would not grant the US military freedom from arrest and conviction in their courts and because they have pretty much ordered us out of the country by the end of the year, it was the Iraquis and not Obama that kept its promise to its people.

Libya he says did not involve boots on the ground. This is not at all clear.  And he said we helped stave off a bloody war.  It is true that Gaddafi’s troops shot at and bombed their own people.  Perhaps if the US and NATO had not threatened intervention this may not have happened.  And here is where Hillary comes into the arrogance picture.  When she heard Gaddafi was truly dead: “We came, we saw, we killed him.”  This is hardly a comment on a level with “we came, we saw, we conquered.”

And don’t forget we took out Osama Bin Laden as he languished in his Pakistani compound watching TV.

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