The big news lately (putting the Casey Anthony circus aside) is the thing we are involved in in Libya. What I have “learned” from radio, TV and the Internet includes the following, all based on statements made by various members of the Obama administration:
→ Despite having all the requisite features of a war (shooting, bombing, etc.), this is not a war.
→ The United States military is actively dropping bombs in Libya.
→ There are no “boots” on the ground.
→ We are not taking sides in this war that is not a war – our only mission is to aid the people of Libya.
→ We may not even want to be there and are certainly not responsible for whatever is going on – NATO is calling all the shots (as it were). Heck, we would not even be there if NATO had not demanded our participation.
Taken all together (or, one by one), these statements simply do not make any rational sense.
For instance, when another entity drops bombs on the United States (or otherwise causes things to blow up), we damn well consider it an act of war. This raises question #1: How can a war not be a war?
We are obviously dropping bombs yet we are not taking sides. This raises question #2: How can our military possibly know who or what to drop its bombs on? And also question #3: How can anyone possibly be “aided” by having their property and themselves blown to bits?
There are not “boots” on the ground. This raises question #4: Who is directing the bombing and assessing its effectiveness? Perhaps we have people on the ground wearing “shoes”?
Since its inception, the United States has directed NATO, not the other way around. This raises question #5: Can’t an administration with access to all the talent in the United States come up with better excuses than these?
Last but not least, Casey killed the kid. The simple truth is that the poor child was “cramping her style” and had to be gotten out of the way so that this airhead could “enjoy” her pointless life without the bother of a child. What else should we expect from a society with no standards and no values?
Troy L Robinson