WASHINGTON – Defending the first war launched on his watch, President Barack Obama declared Monday night the United States intervened in Libya to prevent a slaughter of civilians that would have stained the world’s conscience and “been a betrayal of who we are.” Yet he ruled out targeting Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, warning that trying to oust him militarily would be a costly mistake. (source)
So instead of doing that, we’re just going to add to the suffering. We’ll drop bombs, kill some soldiers (but not enough) and maybe “collaterally” some civilians. Whoops! And when Gadhafi does die of natural causes years from now, the meek who inherit Libya will inherit a rubble-strewn ghost town of a country.
America can be so cruel sometimes. Jesus.