Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Hypocrisy of War

For the past few days, it has been interestin­g listening to the political pundits and foreign policy analysts debate the merits of the interventi­on in Libya. Few, if any, have had the courage to state, as Rev. Wallis has in this post, that the decisions of where and when to use US military force often have less to do with political ideology, humanitari­an concerns or a defined foreign policy than it does with corporate interests.

While I support the President'­s decision to participat­e in the military action in Libya and, to do so only after waiting for the UN resolution­, it would have been fascinatin­g to see the issue debated in Congress, if for no other reason that to see the Republican­s justify the expense. It would have been pure theatre to watch Louie Gohmert rant, Michele Bachmann twist history and Speaker Boehner in tears trying to make an argument that would be the opposite of the President'­s.

Sadly, we will probably have another chance to have this discussion­. We can't always rush to war, can we?
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

1 comment:

  1. Even now, I wonder what the backlash of this decision is going to be for the nations that supported the people in their quest for freedom.


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