Here’s an interesting parallel:
When Clinton’s popularity was waning and he was wracked with sex scandals, we went to war in Bosnia. It was a poorly veiled attempt to shift the focus from one unpleasant thing to something the nation could rally around.
Now, we have another liberal (Marxist) president who refuses to call a terrorist a terrorist or a war a war. In Orwellian fashion, we have newspeak like overseas contingency operations in place of war and man-made disasters in place of homocide bombers.
I’ve noticed that Obama’s honeymoon with the media is coming to an end, albeit slower than with any other president in my memory. These tv guys are asking almost difficult questions of the press secretary and the president, himself. As we all know, there’s dissension in the ranks on Capitol Hill with the democrats being displeased with the president’s actions and decisions, of late. Obamacare is less popular this year than last, states are suing in federal courts and his poll numbers aren’t stellar enough any longer.
So what did he do?
He went to war – the third front in the Middle East.
But this is the just war. The good war. Just as Afghanistan is and Iraq was not – according to Obama and his flock. We’re doing the righteous thing by protecting and aiding the “rebels,” whoever they are (and it’s still being debated just who they are) while we leave Gadhafi alive and in power. We’ll leave him alive so that he can terrorize and brutalize his people on another day.
And at the same time, in Clinton-esque fashion, we are being distracted from Obama’s negatives.
However, after 2 years I think most of us have learned now to keep an eye on what the other hand is doing.
You know that in Obama’s recent budget, he wants to double our aide to Libya from $900,000 to $1.7million? I wonder how much influence his friends Wright and Farrakhan had on him about that?