March 21, 2011

Bombing for oil...

Andrea
Let me see if I have this right: wars fought under Republican presidents are for bad things, like stealing oil from the nations we war on, getting more money for the fat-cats that own the War Machine™, and oppressing Brown Native Peoples™. Whereas wars fought under Democratic presidents are for good things, like getting rid of evil dictators with bad dress sense, helping the scrappy and grass-roots Rebels™ (who represent all that is good and right, of course) in those countries, and making sure no one can restrict the vital flow of oil which is needed to keep poor people warm. Just checking!

And my own observation-of-the-day: Have you ever noticed how, when the President is a Republican, and our troops are on the ground, patrolling night and day, risking their lives... the "anti-war" activist types refer to this as "bombing." As in, "Why are we bombing Iraq? What did they do to us?"

But when Democrat Presidents go to war, "bombing" is actually what they do! Clinton in Kosovo, Obama doubling drone strikes, and now in Libya... And yet somehow there's nothing wrong with that?

Posted by John Weidner at March 21, 2011 11:29 AM
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