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.