Remember the six apoplectic years the Left spent deriding President Bush and denigrating America because of our invasion of Iraq? Well it was a scam. It is now clear that the Left and Barack Obama were throwing tantrums solely because they were out of power and not because they have any real objection to the arbitrary deployment of the American military at the complete discretion of the President.
Protesters began large, repeated, and loud protests against President Bush long before any actual military action took place. By contrast, protesters only started to complain about President Obama after the attacks had started, and they are not only few in number but scattered. International A.N.S.W.E.R. has not staged huge rent-a-mob protests in any country.
When this conflict began, there were 100 protesters out front of the White House... holding a rally over the 8th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. ...
One cannot help wondering why it is that helping the people of Libya free themselves from a brutal dictator is so right that we must take military action, while freeing the people of Iraq from an even more brutal dictator who was supporting, training, and harboring terrorists was such a moral atrocity, according to President Obama.
Our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan certainly didn't go / aren't going perfectly, but I predict that Obama's adventure in Libya will make these earlier efforts look like epic wins.
The most unfortunate aspect of the Left's immaturity is that it has contributed to countless wasted lives and dollars.
I guess what I’m wondering is, how much further along would the Iraq government’s stabilization be — how much further along would the quest for democratic governance be, in the Middle East (and how much less reluctant would tyrants be to try to stop it by killing their own people), if only the Democrats hadn’t wasted 6 years politicizing our efforts and another two years bowing and scraping and restarting and gasbagging and doing everything they could to say, “we’re not Bush,” only to become all they said they hated?
In the end, all the politics, all the fury and drama and rhetoric delayed an inevitable desire and movement toward liberty, and perhaps costs lives.
In an era of record-breaking government spending and clear wastefulness, perhaps the past 8 years of politically-expedient dissent has been costliest waste of all.
Remember: the anti-war protests of the Left were completely insincere.