March 21, 2011, - 5:00 pm
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I was in court today on the other side of Michigan, defending a client. As I was driving back, I heard Barack Obama make a statement regarding the ongoing U.S. attacks on Libya, saying that we are doing this because we have to help “the legitimate aspirations of the [Libyan] people.” That’s gotta be the dumbest reason to waste gazillions of U.S. dollars with foreign intervention that I’ve ever heard. It’s like a bad pick-up line you’d hear from Charlie Sheen . . . the “legitimate interests” of the people (who are bitchin rock stars from Mars) to get in your pants. Using that line, any attack or foreign policy move–no matter how dumbassed stupid–goes.
And it’s taking hold. If you look at Western leaders’ statements, they’ve adopted this exact stupid line:
“Legitimate Aspirations” of Dumbasses From Harvard, Indonesia
* French President Nicolas Sarkozy:
France and its partners are acting, Sarkozy explained, to support the legitimate democratic aspirations of the Libyan people.
* Canadian Defense, er “DefenCe” (‘cuz they’re still slaves to France and Britain and their spellings) Minister Peter MacKay:
We, Canada, stand united with like-minded peaceful nations in support of a [sic] legitimate aspirations of the people of Libya.
* A European Union communique initiated by Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel:
A communique issued after the talks described the actions of the Libyan regime as “intolerable”.
It said that, since February 15, the Libyan people had been peacefully expressing their rejection of their leaders and their aspirations for change, adding: “In the face of these legitimate requests coming from all over the country . . . .”
Um, the “legitimate aspirations” of whomever is not relevant to what’s good for American interests. As I’ve said a gazillion times, this is not our war. I’d love to know who decided it was a “legitimate aspiration” to send U.S. planes to bomb one Muslim dictator so that many Muslim mini-dictators far worse could take over and spread the Sunni-Shi’ite revolution. The only “legitimate aspirations” relevant are those of the American people, and they see absolutely no point in this. They’ll see even less of one when gas is $6-$8 per gallon this summer because we didn’t bolster Qaddafi against the devil we don’t yet know and with whom we’ll get acquainted with a vengeance. Then, we’ll see about “legitimate aspirations of a people” . . . like the aspiration of the American people to be able to afford to drive to work.
And since we’re talking “legitimate aspirations,” I can think of a few far more legit than the civil war in Libya which allah should have been left to sort out. For instance, Israeli Jews have legitimate aspirations to sleep on the night of the Jewish Sabbath in peace and not be stabbed to death, with their several-months-old baby decapitated. But did we send in planes to bomb the Palestinians over it? British people aspire to stop paying welfare for a king and queen and family of royals who are useless wards of the state. That’s a very legitimate aspiration. Hey, let’s bomb Buckingham Palace.
This isn’t Auschwitz–whose railroad tracks we refused to bomb, by the way–where people are being shoved into ovens. It’s not Sudan, which we never bombed, despite Arab Muslims gang-raping, torturing, and wiping out almost all the Black Christians. Now, bombing that country’s leader and strongholds–THAT would have been recognizing the legitimate aspirations of a people . . . just to survive.
But Libya is only about the illegitimate aspirations of one sort of people–extremely Muslims who want the relatively secular Libya to be more like Saudi Arabia, a religious prison. Why the heck are U.S. planes and bombs playing any part in that?
Remember, there is a reason that the HAMAS fundraiser CAIR Action Network is openly behind us bombing Qaddafi. And anything they’re for, we should be 100% against.
Oh, by the way, Michelle Fraudkin, how does it feel to be on the same side as CAIR Action Network? She’s been with them more and more lately, FYI (including in repeatedly whining about “spies for Israel” who weren’t, on her misinformed site).
A country that couldn’t bring itself to bomb the train tracks to the Third Reich’s death camps has no business expending U.S. planes and bombs attacking on behalf of internecine Muslim warfare between competing savages. The same goes for that same country which insisted Israel abandon Gaza and give the “legitimate aspirations of HAMAS people” free elections and a de facto terrorist-base country. We’ve seen what America now believes are “legitimate aspirations of the people”–whether it was Bush in Iraq or Obama in Libya. And they are only “legitimate” to those who support the destruction of the West.
**** UPDATE: Facebook Friend Josh Spencer (join me on Facebook by clicking “Like”) makes a great point:
“Legitimate Aspirations”…isn’t that a meme constantly used by the Paleostinians?
Josh, GREAT point. The Palestinians use “legitimate resistance,” but close enough. It’s basically the same thing except that the Obama administration had to think of a more sanitized version, so they changed “resistance” to “aspirations.”
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