(The two oldest professions are actually one: Given enough money, they’ll say “I love you” while somebody gets scr…um…Surprised!)
In the perpetual spin cycle called Washington, DC, the Libyan war mission is to “stop genocide.” Moreover, a White House aides says: “President Obama’s two-year campaign to promote human rights helped trigger the uprising in Libya”.
Where was this high-sounding rhetoric on Iraq, where Saddam used chemical weapons to slaughter Kurds?
During his 2008 campaign, Obama claimed he “opposed the [Iraq] war from the start.”
Why the sudden transformation?
Nothing profound. Simply put: Money.
During the 2008 election cycle, Obama was the top recipient of Defense Industry campaign contributions, and second overall in oil & gas contributions. The graph below shows how Obama’s candidacy was a windfall for Democrats, who received over 50% of all Defense contributions in the last two elections. (Click to enlarge.)
OPEC member Libya is one of the world’s biggest oil producers.
Blood for Oil!!!
How long will we be in Libya?
“Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday that nobody has ‘any idea’ how long the United States military could be involved in Libya…”
Meet the new Hawks: Democrats.