Every time the U.S. military (or U.S. taxpayer money) is used to knock off some government around the world, we’re told that it has to do with freedom or self-determination for the people or whatever else politicians think it takes to get us to let them have their own way. When will we learn that they’re lying to us?
Now that Libyan rebels have overthrown the dictatorial regime the U.S. opposed, members of the rebel groups are going around the country rounding up suspected sympathizers of the old regime. Read this account of people working for The New Boss going into a hospital and summarily executing wounded men who they believed worked for The Old Boss.
Is this what you want your tax money being used for?
If you call yourself a liberal or a Democrat, I’d like to know why you’re not up in arms — figuratively speaking — about this. If it were a Republican president whose actions had brought this about, you’d be outraged. Why am I hearing nothing from the anti-war left about these murders? You are being hypocrites and cowards.
I’m going to oppose U.S. involvement in foreign wars of this sort no matter who gives the order to attack. It’s not a partisan thing. If those people are going to be acting like murderous thugs, I don’t want my tax money paying for the bullets. Do you?
And, yes, I’m talking in particular to supporters of Barack Obama who have gone strangely mute on this.