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7 Questions For Liberals About Obama's Libyan War
Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2011 | John Hawkins

Posted on 03/22/2011 3:27:38 AM PDT by Scanian

It seems like it was just yesterday when we had an "imperialist warmonger" in the White House who was going to be replaced by a peace-loving Democrat who promised "hope" and "change" instead. It's funny how that worked out, isn't it? We still have troops in Iraq, we've escalated the war in Afghanistan, and now we're bombing everything that moves in Libya. Yet, the same liberals who were protesting in the streets and calling George Bush a war criminal have mostly been meek and quiet about the fact that the President they supported has been following in George Bush's footsteps.

So, the obvious question is, “Did you lefties believe ANY of the crap you were spewing about the war on terrorism before Obama got into office?” If so, maybe you could answer a few questions prompted by the things liberals were saying during the Bush years.

1) Isn't this is a rush to war? There were 17 UN resolutions regarding Iraq, Bush talked about going to war for a full year before we actually invaded, and he received Congressional approval first. After all that, liberals STILL shouted that it was a "rush to war." Meanwhile, Obama decided to bomb Libya in between making his Final Four picks and planning out a vacation to Brazil, probably because Hillary yelled at him. How about applying the same standards to Obama that you applied to Bush?

2) Is Obama invading Libya because Gaddafi insulted him? Liberals claimed George Bush invaded Iraq because Saddam tried to assassinate his father. Using that same line of thinking, could the notoriously thin-skinned Obama be bombing Libya because he's still angry that Gaddafi once said this about him?

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1 posted on 03/22/2011 3:27:44 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

I suspect the European collation was going to act without the US....and this worried the administration about their “leadership” role in the world. If they weren’t involved...they were sitting on the sidelines and be listening to talk-show hosts mention it forty times an hour.


2 posted on 03/22/2011 3:30:20 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Scanian


Not a peep from this clown on Obama's war on Libya...
3 posted on 03/22/2011 3:34:06 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Scanian
We fear that Obama will feel that, because he is black with an inferiority complex, this will make him behave worse than the whites. This will be a tragedy. We tell him to be proud of himself as a black and feel that all Africa is behind him because if he sticks to this inferiority complex he will have a worse foreign policy than the whites had in the past.

Crazy old Col. Qaddafi was right about that wasn't he?

4 posted on 03/22/2011 3:34:52 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: pepsionice

hilda beast bitch slapped zer0. No vote in Congress, No UN resolution, not a threat to the U.S. of A. No weapons of mass destruction, No AQ,

just oil.


5 posted on 03/22/2011 3:38:15 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Scanian

Something curious here is that qadaffi is a big buddy of farakahn and rev wright, obama’s preacher of 20 years. And now obama is turning on qadaffi and minister farakahn is some kind of p o’d.
What happened to rewarding his friends and punishing his enemies?


6 posted on 03/22/2011 3:39:37 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Scanian

Do you mean to say people are hypocrites? Perish the thought. (Can’t wait for a Republican President, when profligate spending won’t be a problem anymore.)


7 posted on 03/22/2011 3:42:26 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Scanian
It's Obama’s war. The liberals are all for it.
8 posted on 03/22/2011 3:45:01 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: Phlap

Some lib congress creeps aren’t happy about the eay he failed to consult them. And Ralph Nader is yelling “impeachable offense.”


9 posted on 03/22/2011 3:56:20 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: Scanian

This is a media war.


10 posted on 03/22/2011 3:58:13 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: TigersEye

Crazy like a fox, that one.

You don’t survive 42 years in the Mideast by being as deranged as everyone seems to think he is.


11 posted on 03/22/2011 3:59:16 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: TigersEye
"Crazy old Col. Qaddafi was right about that wasn't he?"

He sure was. The only reason Barry does anything is if it threatens his personal self image. If Qaddafi had said that Barry was finally the perfect President Barry would be visiting him, praising him, and shipping him all the latest weapons.

Poor widdle Barry, the evil Colonel hurt his feelers. The bad man said something hurtful and uncivil about Barry. Now Barry has to get the adults involved because Colonel Q is a bully, and Michelle said to call an adult when a bully picks on you.

Regards

12 posted on 03/22/2011 4:04:28 AM PDT by Rashputin (Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
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To: Texas resident

If we listen to what Obama says rather than watching what he does, we’ll all end up goofy.

Nothing he says is consistent in the least.


13 posted on 03/22/2011 4:04:51 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: Scanian

Excellent.


14 posted on 03/22/2011 4:04:51 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Hoodat

Bfl.


15 posted on 03/22/2011 4:11:14 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: Scanian

If you want to see the liberal take on all this, read the comments at the end of the article. A couple of liberals actually show up to defend obambam and deny liberal hypocrisy... and boy do they hate their boy being compared to W!!!


16 posted on 03/22/2011 4:12:43 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Rashputin

The French and the Arab League suckered Barry more than Qaddafi did. Qaddafi, in his own nutcake way, was trying to tell him to buck up and man up. I’m sure he was hoping he could manipulate 0bambi but he was also giving him some advice from an old hand at world politics. But a malignant narcissist can’t take advice much better than he can take an insult.


17 posted on 03/22/2011 4:14:53 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Scanian

this is what happens you know, when you are un-educated and stuck in Libya.


18 posted on 03/22/2011 4:15:40 AM PDT by tm61 (somewhere in chicago, a ward is missing it's crook)
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To: samtheman

Wait until the dead Afghans story gets more legs.

Let’s see how the lefties go after him on that like they did Bush and his administration on Abu Ghraib.


19 posted on 03/22/2011 4:15:51 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: Scanian

Questions for liberals?

Sorry, I’ve found it to be a complete waste of time trying to reason with liberals.

They need deprogramming similar to followers of religious cults.


20 posted on 03/22/2011 4:16:18 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: Scanian

42 years is quite a while to head a nation. Little Barry0 was 7 when Qaddafi began his rule.


21 posted on 03/22/2011 4:18:29 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Scanian

I have tried to give Mr. John Hawkins wide latitude but his columns (usually comprised of lists) are, unfortunately, rehashes of other material and all too frequently statements of the bleeding obvious.


22 posted on 03/22/2011 4:18:58 AM PDT by relictele
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To: TigersEye

IMHO, Gaddafi is exactly the kind of “leader” that Obozo would like to be, only on a much bigger scale.

Which is why Farrakhan is so nonplussed-—he sees them both as heroes and it kills him to watch Obozo send the military after Gaddafi.


23 posted on 03/22/2011 4:22:18 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: pepsionice
I don't disagree with you, but it's really not the writers argument.

The question is, when so many were opposed Bush over Afghanistan and Iraq, using all their logic, why doesn't this also apply to Obama?

The word for the day is: Hypocrisy.

24 posted on 03/22/2011 4:27:55 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Scanian
I wasn't aware ol' Muammar had dissed our boy Bambi. Gosh, that had to sting.

But Muammar ..... didn't the old sheikh warn you, about dissing guys who own aircraft carriers?

lol

They deserve each other, and Louis and Quanell and the other FOI's deserve watching them fight it out, when they adore them both so much.

25 posted on 03/22/2011 4:46:25 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: jimbo123

Isn’t he on Al Bore’s mini TV network? Maybe no one saw it.


26 posted on 03/22/2011 4:49:42 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Scanian
Liberals claimed George Bush invaded Iraq because Saddam tried to assassinate his father.

That was indeed one of the 14 or so reasons (quoted from the resolution): "Whereas the current Iraqi regime has demonstrated its continuing hostility toward, and willingness to attack, the United States, including by attempting in 1993 to assassinate former President Bush and by firing on many thousands of occasions on United States and Coalition Armed Forces engaged in enforcing the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council;"

27 posted on 03/22/2011 4:52:40 AM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: paint_your_wagon
Questions for liberals? Sorry, I’ve found it to be a complete waste of time trying to reason with liberals. They need deprogramming similar to followers of religious cults.

HEAR! HEAR! Liberals don't merely have a difference of opinion, they have a difference in wiring! They are evil, deceitful people. Arguing with a liberal is like arguing with "Napoleon" at the mental hospital; neither has a properly functioning brain to understand logic or reason. They are mentally defective and to treat them otherwise is an exercise in futility.
28 posted on 03/22/2011 5:17:38 AM PDT by 762X51
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To: reefdiver

Unlike every single American president before him, Obama didn’t even have the decency to speak directly to the American people to tell them why he was committing American blood and treasure on foreign soil!

I cannot think of any other president in history that did not do this. Nope, Obama was too busy sipping cocktails on a beach in Rio checking his brackets.


29 posted on 03/22/2011 5:20:39 AM PDT by Obadiah (If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?)
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To: TigersEye

Actually, he is what is called a Mongrel...


30 posted on 03/22/2011 5:29:09 AM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Scanian

Obamba is still and as usual supporting the islazmization of the western world and islamism in the “arab world” and the Middle East..

Don’t waste your time asking for some sanity and consistancy among liberals....

About Obabama he obviously doesn’t know where he is heading.
He relays on the fake UN resolution but says that “Gaddafi has to go”....God’s word (err the pathetic UN parrot and poodle i mean)


31 posted on 03/22/2011 5:29:29 AM PDT by Ulysse
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To: Texas resident

“What happened to rewarding his friends and punishing his enemies?”

Many Freepers here have been saying that king obuma is a psychotic megalomaniac. These people don’t have friends and enemies; they have tools they use to feed their ego. Obuma is entering the metaphorical bunker. Look for even more nutty actions and statements.

That analysis will be 25¢ please.


32 posted on 03/22/2011 5:30:07 AM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: Scanian; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; NFHale; ...
RE :” 3) Is this a war for oil? What was it liberals kept saying over and over about Iraq? Oh yeah, it was “No blood for oil!” What was the rationale for claiming the war in Iraq was about oil? Iraq had oil; we were going to war there; so obviously it just MUST be about oil. That was it. So, Libya has oil and unlike Hussein, Gaddafi has been cooperative of late; so there's no compelling reason for America to invade....except perhaps, to safeguard all that Texas T. flowing beneath the sand. So, when do we have liberals in the streets shouting “No blood for oil?

This article is fun to throw in Democrats face. I was making this same point yesterday.

Actually I am no fan of Bush and I am not enthused about Obama’s third war either. I like that Republicans keep calling him to clarify his objectives, that can only cause him headaches.

#4) asks where are the protests, actually left wing (communist) groups like ANSWER are protesting Libya bombing in different cities but it is not being reported. The protests are relatively small compared to the Bush era ones because Obama is president. It's like Republicans not protesting Bush over spending. It's called the ‘lesser of two evils’ strategy. The president says to his base :”I know you dont like what I did but that other party would do even worse”. It's also called ‘good cop-bad cop’. The key is to believe that your guy had good motives, and was tricked by the other side. now Democrats will feel compelled to play that game.

Still it's fun to watch the liberals now try to defend going to war without congressional approval and defending Bush regime change doctrine that that they all claimed was illegal under Bush, now great under Obama. Will Sweden indict Obama for war crimes now?? :)

33 posted on 03/22/2011 5:39:39 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Scanian
The real truth seems to be that Obizzo has forgotton that Europe once ruled the world and the only reason that stopped is because of WWII and the US rise to power. Europe has a stake in the MIddle East too and used to have far more influence. They are simply filling the void where America once was.

Obama thought because he was President he could shift global power from the US/European alliance to some UN, everyone is equal with equal power crap. Instead, like in life, the cream is rising to the top. Sorry Barry, no affirmative action in the realm of global power.

34 posted on 03/22/2011 5:50:12 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: reefdiver
No vote in Congress, No UN resolution, not a threat to the U.S. of A. No weapons of mass destruction, No AQ,

just oil.

And Islam. This is a war for Islam.

35 posted on 03/22/2011 5:54:57 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: Scanian

36 posted on 03/22/2011 6:25:27 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1
This is very informative

A Brief History of a Long War (Iraq, 1990-2003)

37 posted on 03/22/2011 7:15:51 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Scanian

bump


38 posted on 03/22/2011 7:18:04 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (Public Service Announcement. As of 3/22/11, 595 days 'til we take out the trash. (November 6 2012))
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To: sickoflibs

DU must be in civil war over this.


39 posted on 03/22/2011 5:33:03 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Scanian
Let’s see how the lefties go after him on that like they did Bush and his administration on Abu Ghraib.

Bush will be blamed for this, I assure you.

40 posted on 03/22/2011 5:50:14 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Oh, well, any excuse to buy a new gun is good enough for me.)
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To: Impy
RE:”DU must be in civil war over this.

OK you made me do it:)

Here's a liberal that didnt get the memo that ‘Bombs are back in” for liberals 'liberation'. It seems like yesterday they all claimed the mass murder in Iraq was none of our business, even after our invasion
My, how DU has changed. Yay War!

41 posted on 03/22/2011 6:04:18 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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