By Jim Richardson on Nov 17, 2011 in Current Events, Politics, Videos
This dramatizes the pie fight on the left that erupted over Libya.
If you view it on its YouTube page here” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>, the brief title sequence plays too but you get the idea.
Obama approved 17 million in military aid to Gaddafi in 2010, and had 77 million more in the pipeline, before canceling that due to the uprising in Libya. And I wouldn’t pooh-pooh the War Powers Act just because “everyone’s doing it.”
Bad humor, bad film making, bad support of a bad President. Why not make a joke about his liberal use of Executive Orders bypassing Congress while he shits on the Constitution? Because it isn’t funny, and what he is doing to this country isn’t funny. How does it feel knowing you elected another George Bush? Don’t you feel violated? Does it make you feel like a “douche-bag”? It should.
Jim for president.
DaVe, I’d be interested in seeing sources cited. If you’re correct, that would certainly be an eye-opener for many.
Nice panning shot past Kucinich’s shoulder to Obama and the White House.
Here ya go, Vicarious:
US approved $17 million military exports but killed $77 mln deal to Gaddafi before war
It’s fatuous to cite the UN Security Council’s approval when NATO almost immediately went beyond the No Fly Zone mandate, and violated the arms embargo. The resolution would have been vetoed if it had been presented as taking sides in a civil war. The abuse of the mandate through mission creep undermines the responsibility to protect doctrine of the UN. However, for the sake of argument, let’s say this was a good intervention and had nothing to do with US geo-political interests, because even a blind hog finds an acorn once in a while. Even then, the hypocrisy and double standards are staggering. We are still cozy with many despots who are Gaddafi’s moral equals. Obama supported Mubarek in Egypt until it was politically impossible to do so, and he supports the regimes in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, etc. And why should we cut Obama slack because he’s a Democrat? Let’s stop pretending that Democrats supported the Arab Spring before it was politically necessary to do so.
And of course there is no mention of oil or empire in the cover-story for our involvement in Libya.
Thanks, DaVe. Facts are facts.
Yes, and calling Dennis Kucinich a douche-bag for defending the rule of law and the separation of powers is a bit much. Obama is continuing the imperial presidency so loved by Bush/Cheney, and liberals are supposed to get on board with that because the president is a Democrat? Interventions are always labeled ” humanitarian.” Obama’s support for Gaddafi right up until the end, and his support of tyrants elsewhere, might suggest the need for a bit more scepticism . The US and NATO were just capitalizing on the situation in Libya. Kucinich, on the other hand, has a true moral compass. How dare he!
Way to go Richardson! Another sweet vid!
Hmmm- turns out the US was running numerous training exercises with the worst despots in the middle east as the Arab Spring was unfolding. Seems we didn’t assist the uprisings. Quite the opposite. How humanitarian of our beloved leader.
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