It's looking more and more like the Obama administration got involved in Libya for different reasons.
Via Alan J. Kuperman at the Boston Globe:
EVIDENCE IS now in that President Barack Obama grossly exaggerated the humanitarian threat to justify military action in Libya. The president claimed that intervention was necessary to prevent a “bloodbath’’ in Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city and last rebel stronghold.I keep coming back to a very simple reality. Obama's longtime Chicago friends - Louis Farrakhan and Jeremiah Wright - love Muammar Gadhafi. The Libyan leader is one of the driver's of Farrakhan's gravy train. Why would Obama oppose them in order to support the rebels under false pretenses?
But Human Rights Watch has released data on Misurata, the next-biggest city in Libya and scene of protracted fighting, revealing that Moammar Khadafy is not deliberately massacring civilians but rather narrowly targeting the armed rebels who fight against his government.
Misurata’s population is roughly 400,000. In nearly two months of war, only 257 people — including combatants — have died there. Of the 949 wounded, only 22 — less than 3 percent — are women. If Khadafy were indiscriminately targeting civilians, women would comprise about half the casualties.
Obama insisted that prospects were grim without intervention. “If we waited one more day, Benghazi … could suffer a massacre that would have reverberated across the region and stained the conscience of the world.’’ Thus, the president concluded, “preventing genocide’’ justified US military action.
Could it have something to do with why Obama supported the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, which borders Libya to the east? The rebels in Libya have the support of the same group that's filling the power vacuum in Egypt - the Muslim Brotherhood.
Obama has people in the White House right now with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Rashad Hussain is one of them.
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