Friday, June 03, 2011


On March 25th, President Obama trumpeted America's intervention in the Libyan civil war on the grounds of preventing the massacre of Libyan civilians by dictator Muammar Qaddafi. Here were are sixty days later and we've just passed 2,500 NATO air strikes on Col. Qaddafi's forces and compounds, resulting in an untold number of deaths and injuries to innocents as well as the members of the Libyan government forces we are trying to destroy. On April 30, a day before we assassinated Osama bin Laden in our military intrusion in Pakistan, NATO bombed one of Qaddafi's compounds, missing the Libyan strongman but obliterating one of his sons and three grandchildren, all under the age of 12.

It matters not that Congress was neither consulted nor authorized this third senseless war America has blundered into in the Middle East. President Obama's predecessors taught him well; from Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton to George W. Bush: If the President does it, that means its right.

The President should turn in his Nobel Peace Prize. Bombing to save humanity, or more honestly, bombing to save our stake in vast Middle East oil reserves, disgraces the President, America and every American who turns away from our rampaging military madness.

Originally published in Glen Ellyn News, June 2, 2011