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'No blood for oil' is the chant not heard
sfgate ^ | April 2, 2011 | Debra J. Saunders

Posted on 04/02/2011 8:46:40 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar

"No blood for oil" was a popular slogan chanted by the left in opposition to President George W. Bush's push to send U.S. forces into Iraq. Now that President Obama has authorized Operation Odyssey Dawn in Libya, I have been waiting to hear chants of "no blood for oil." I am happy to report, I don't hear them.

I went to the No Blood For Oil website; its lead item opposes efforts to strike wolves from the endangered species list. In fact, as NATO forces are lobbing missiles to enforce a no-fly zone over the country with Africa's largest oil and gas reserves, the nobloodforoil.org domain name is for sale.

With a Democrat in the White House, the anti-war corner has a much more civil tone. Anti-war House members have asked the GOP leadership to schedule an up-or-down congressional floor vote on the use of military force in Libya. A perfectly reasonable proposal. Congress should take its constitutional responsibilities seriously.

Now the Obama administration is in the hot seat - crushed between critics who charge the White House was too slow to authorize a no-fly zone and those who claim it was too rash in authorizing cruise missile strikes before notifying Congress. Hawks fear that Obama's promise not to put "boots on the ground" will embolden strongman Moammar Khadafy to fight to retain power. Doves believe that Obama went back on his no-boots-on-the-ground promise by authorizing a CIA presence in Libya.

Now, there are some smart questions to be asking the Obama administration. Who are the Libyan rebels? Are al Qaeda operatives or other extremists in their ranks? Can they win? Without answers, it is impossible to support any call to provide them with arms. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen opposes such a move; Obama said he wouldn't rul

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: antiwar; bloodforoil; cindysheehan; codepink; hillaryswar; justinraimondo; libya; nobloodforoil; quagmire; warforoil
She's about 3 weeks too late in her comments.
1 posted on 04/02/2011 8:46:42 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

All The One’s horses and all The One’s men couldn’t secure a second term for the poser again.


2 posted on 04/02/2011 8:54:13 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / Still Think You're Free?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

>I went to the No Blood For Oil website; its lead item opposes efforts to strike wolves from the endangered species list.<

lemme make a wild stab here...because only wars are damn acceptable ONLY WHEN a Dummycrat is prez, right?


3 posted on 04/02/2011 8:55:19 PM PDT by max americana ( NF)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I was thinking about this today. I used to see “ The Women in Black” every time I went into Eureka. They have been noticibly absent since Jan of 09. I haven’t even seen their pictures on a milk carton.


4 posted on 04/02/2011 8:55:46 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Figures don't lie, liars figure!)
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To: ArchAngel1983
All The One’s horses and all The One’s men couldn’t secure a second term for the poser again.

the left has laid the groundwork for a revolution. The thugs are in power. Do you suppose they're going to let some formality like an election make them give it up?

5 posted on 04/02/2011 9:04:13 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

bump


6 posted on 04/02/2011 9:10:40 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Blood for Oil War: Barak and Awe!
7 posted on 04/02/2011 9:20:14 PM PDT by garjog
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To: garjog

Shouldn’t there be Dumbo-like ears on that head?


8 posted on 04/02/2011 9:33:09 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
I was at the West Side Market today and 1/2 a dozen knuckleheads where there protesting against the wars. One had an OUT OF LIBYA sign.

They still exist. The media will not cove them now. Just like the homeless and the people who have lost their homes to foreclosures. Those things only get reported during Republican Administrations.

9 posted on 04/02/2011 9:44:52 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: the invisib1e hand
" Do you suppose they're going to let some formality like an election make them give it up?"

An excellent question!

Let me begin by saying you already partially answered your own question: "the left has laid the groundwork for a revolution."

Indeed they did but, the revolution they seek may not be the one they expected.

Obama was the 'leftist revolution' and it's not working out all that well for them is it?

Now I understand that the enemy never sleeps and never rests and will use every dirty trick in their arsenal to win elections but sooner or later the house of cards will come tumbling down; then what?

Then free men and women do what they do best . . .

Anyway you slice it, the cultural and political divide in this country is so deep and so wide that no peaceful resolution can be reached. We will not survive this intact.

10 posted on 04/02/2011 9:47:02 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / Still Think You're Free?)
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To: ArchAngel1983

Obama dithered and America withered


11 posted on 04/02/2011 9:54:11 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: Jet Jaguar
all quiet on the Exit Strategy front tooo...
12 posted on 04/02/2011 9:55:17 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

all quiet on the Exit Strategy front tooo...

YEP.


13 posted on 04/02/2011 9:58:30 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Chode

No clear objectives.

Jets just fly in and get targeted then ask NATO, or France, or the UK, or POTUS, or who for permission?

No leadership.


14 posted on 04/02/2011 10:01:39 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jim from C-Town

“Those things only get reported during Republican Administrations”

Yea, I kinda miss Cindy Sheehan.


15 posted on 04/02/2011 10:05:16 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Figures don't lie, liars figure!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Note how quite Justin Raimondo of Antiwar has gone.

He has issues with the war but makes certain to never blame the US Commander and chief.

Even his Syria position will not mention Assad’s shooting of civilians


16 posted on 04/02/2011 10:06:27 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama & try him for treason / Homosexuals reject diversity / Unions finally caught for theft)
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To: NoLibZone

Huh? Do you even read Raimondo? He is merciless in his criticism of Obama. For those who want evidence, just sample his last two columns at www.antiwar.com Raimondo is one of the few people to consistently condemn both Bush’s and Obama’s WArs.


17 posted on 04/02/2011 10:10:31 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: NoLibZone

Look up Ivory Coast unrest and deaths and tell my why NATO has not established a no-fly zone.

I despise qaddaffy.

I would like him dead or out of power.

But, I also understand the US Constitution and the requirements that were not met.


18 posted on 04/02/2011 10:14:30 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: ArchAngel1983

We will not survive this intact.

All that matters is that we survive it.


19 posted on 04/02/2011 10:26:34 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68
"All that matters is that we survive it."

I suppose, but it's a dammed shame that you and I have sacrificed so much for so little.

20 posted on 04/02/2011 10:33:48 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / Still Think You're Free?)
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To: ArchAngel1983

We may have to sacrifice much more as our founders
did. I am always inspired by the price paid for the
founding of our nation.

If I have to sacrifice all, be sure someone is going
to PAY.


21 posted on 04/02/2011 10:37:11 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Captain Kirk
"He has issues with the war but makes certain to never blame the US Commander and chief."
22 posted on 04/02/2011 10:43:15 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama & try him for treason / Homosexuals reject diversity / Unions finally caught for theft)
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To: Jet Jaguar
>”Now the Obama administration is in the hot seat”<

The Obama Administration has never and will never be in the Hot Seat as long as 95% of the Journalistic community are Registered Democrats fulfilling the Progressive Agenda of their Master.

23 posted on 04/02/2011 10:52:27 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Conservatives THINK people are smart. Liberals KNOW people are stupid.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

No blood for oil for Europe! (could be my tagline)


24 posted on 04/02/2011 10:54:14 PM PDT by 38special (AK, CA, CO, NV, WA ... WTF?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

25 posted on 04/02/2011 10:58:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: NoLibZone

To reemphasize the same point: He blames the commander in chief directly and slams him constantly. Your claim that he only has “issues” with the war is simply wrong. He opposes firmly it at every opportunity. Perhaps you were thinking of the comparatively wimpy born-again antiwar politiicans like Newt and Hannity who seem to oppose only
Democratic quagmires.


26 posted on 04/02/2011 10:58:38 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
>I haven’t even seen their pictures on a milk carton.<
LOL, good one.
27 posted on 04/02/2011 11:48:17 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: garjog

Blood for oil is ok when progressives do it,see media.


28 posted on 04/03/2011 3:37:12 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Jet Jaguar

Quagmire.


29 posted on 04/03/2011 5:39:07 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

——Quagmire.——

Meanwhile over at the Pentagon, Fagmire


30 posted on 04/03/2011 5:43:47 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Jet Jaguar

31 posted on 04/03/2011 5:52:01 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Even a suggestion that the Progressive-Left-Revolutionary media might be devoid of hypocrisy and double standards is laughable.

IMHO


32 posted on 04/03/2011 7:28:24 AM PDT by ripley
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To: ArchAngel1983
Obama was the 'leftist revolution' and it's not working out all that well for them is it?

you're kidding, right? What initiative of their ideology that has been put forth by his administration hasn't been implemented?

do you think that he's been a failure simply because he's unpopular with his opponents? That's how it's supposed to be. Because its understood that he's an incompetent fraud? Even with that incontrovertible fact, neither he nor his sponsors' agenda has been slowed in the least. On the contrary, it has been greatly advanced. And the radical choreography on the street has been installed and fine tuned.

33 posted on 04/03/2011 3:03:00 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
" you're kidding, right?"

Nope!

Look I'm trying to be a little optimistic here, OK.

There are three major groups of players out there; the right, the left and the ever so important middle of the road independents. Obama and his team of RATs will never lose the left and he never had the right, but now the squishy moderates are abandoning him by the millions. That's the good news.

The bad news is he has been very successful in implementing his agenda so far and it has been exceptionally destructive as you noted, but I believe it is coming to an end.

God, it's rough being a 'glass half full' kinda guy!

34 posted on 04/03/2011 5:25:10 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / Still Think You're Free?)
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To: ArchAngel1983

My opinion is that the world you describe no longer exists.


35 posted on 04/03/2011 7:19:51 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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