Why Britain and France are so gung-ho to attack Libya
by Justin Raimondo, April 20, 2011
"To hear the “humanitarian” interventionists tell it, the NATO alliance is currently bombing Libya in order to avert an alleged “massacre” that may – or may not – happen if Moammar Gadhafi gets his hands on the rebels now holding the eastern province known as Cyrenaica. It’s just a coincidence that Libya is a major oil producer, and that the NATO allies demanding the dictator’s ouster are thirsty for the stuff......
Energized by a zeal to stamp out racism, sexism, homophobia, and all the other ills diagnosed by perpetually agonized liberals – and eager to shed the anti-military, anti-interventionist image of their party – the Obama administration, led by Hillary Clinton and her squadron of busybodies, is setting here an important precedent, one that this administration – or the next – is bound to find useful in the not-too-distant future. After all, if we have a “responsibility to protect” Libyan protesters from Gadhafi’s wrath, then what about those Iranian protesters who are being cut down in the streets – or the Syrians who are bravely rising up against their despot? Both countries are longtime targets of America’s ire, and it’s only a matter of time before the Obama Doctrine is invoked to strike Damascus and Tehran."