Perpetual war and mayhem continue to be official DC policy, and damn the consequences, such as increased risk of terrorism and spiralling debt. The US will not keep its nose out of other people’s business, and it just can’t help it.
That’s exactly what Obama said last night in his totally unconvincing speech:
The US will intervene when it can and when massacres loom, Obama said. The responsibility of world leadership calls for no less, according to the president.
“Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different,” said Obama.
Pointing to this statement, Duke University political science professor Peter Feaver said, “That is a fairly artful embrace of American exceptionalism and of the doctrine of preemption.”
So the US is recklessly wasting borrowed money to fight a war which even its Secretary of Defense admits is not in our interest, which supports “rebels” whose allegiance is to al-Qaeda, and which Americans did not want to get involved in. Obama all but admits he cynically used the UN resolution to protect Libyan civilians as a cover to interject the US into yet another war — and we sit by passively and accept this?
And now our handlers want to expand the war by arming the rebels. That settles it — insanity is now the real guiding principle of the collapsing DC Empire. “American Exceptionalism” means that the US, unlike other nations, pursues self-immolation as a moral imperative. As Denis McDonough, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, told reporters on Monday, “We don’t make decisions about questions like intervention based on consistency or precedent.” Amen to that.
Besides, if a blood-crazed chickenhawk like Bill Kristol is happy with Obama’s policy, then you know it’s a terrible idea.