Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hillary Clinton's Libya rhetoric

Glenn Greenwald has the awesomely titled "Plurality of Americans love Gadaffi" piece documenting her rhetoric on people who disagree with the Obama administration's actions in Libya. Here is what she said:

But the bottom line is, whose side are you on? Are you on Qadhafi’s side or are you on the side of the aspirations of the Libyan people and the international coalition that has been created to support them? For the Obama Administration, the answer to that question is very easy.

This is the kind of stuff that really pissed me off about the Bush administration. They painted every move they did in this kind of pseudo-patriotism stuff in which if you disagree with them you are somehow helping the enemy. Its even more ridiculous coming from Clinton and an Obama administration that criticized Bush for doing it.

As Glenn keeps documenting and I keep reiterating, the Obama administration is barely distinguishable from the Bush administration on these issues and the way they are handled. And that is really depressing because there just doesn't seem to be an end in sight. The best we can hope for is in 2016 when a different Democrat runs for the White House.

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