By Ted Belman
With each passing day criticism mounts from the left and the right on Obama’s decision to bomb Libya. It ranges from
1) he should have asked Congress
2) he should have done it earlier
3) he is leading us into a quagmire
4) goal should have been to remove Qaddafi
5) If there was no plan to remove Qaddafi, the bombing shouldn’t have started.
I have a different take. It was never an humanitarian mission. Qaddafi was attacking armed insurgents. Sure there was some collateral damage (non combatants being killed) but that wasn’t the goal. Not once did I hear the accusation against him of using disproportionate force or collective punishment. That’s reserved for Israel. For that matter neither did I hear it with respect to the bombing campaign.
Nor have we been informed who the “rebels” are. Why is the US fighting to protect them and to have them replace Qadaffi.
What a collossal error in judgement.