It’s different for Dems
When Barrack Obama was an Illinois State senator he spoke at a rally protesting U.S. involvement in Iraq. He said “I suffer no illusions about Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal man. A man who butchers his own people to secure his own power. He repeatedly defies U.N. resolutions, thwarted U.N. inspection teams, developed chemical and biological weapons and coveted nuclear capacity [. . . ], but I also know that Saddam poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States, or to his neighbors [. . . ].”
Sen. Obama also clarified that he is not opposed to all wars, just “dumb wars”. He defined “dumb war” as a “rash war”, “based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics.” Now, President Obama has involved us in Libya for all the reasons that he claimed weren’t good enough to warrant involvement in Iraq. No wonder he didn’t consult Congress.
I’m waiting for the media to show me footage of Cindy Sheehan, Michael Moore, Code Pink, ANSWER, and all the other peaceniks protesting our continued involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq and the U.S. attacks in Libya but they are nowhere to be found. It’s bad enough that the media and all the anti-war commies fell deafeningly silent regarding the battles in Iraq and Afghanistan as soon as Mr. Obama took office, but now those same protesters are shamefully silent regarding our military action in Libya.
But there are many issues for which the leftists guns of protest have now fallen scandalously silent. Wire taps and the Patriot Act, Guantanamo Bay, military tribunals, high gas prices, no-bid government contracts, foreclosures, the Bush tax cuts, global warming (or is it “climate change” or “climate disruption” now?), government disaster response (Katrina v. Gulf Oil Debacle), and renditions. All things that were huge issues under Mr. Bush, but now the Left and their sock puppets in the media see no evil, hear no evil nor speak any evil. The hypocrisy is nauseating.
The media used to provide us with a running death count from Iraq. But we’re supposed to be out of Iraq by now so it’s best they don’t remind us that troops are still dying there. Since Mr. Obama took office, 218 troops have come home from Iraq in flagdraped caskets.
Puzzling too that I haven’t heard any senators or reporters crying that the administration won’t allow photographers to take pictures of those flag-draped caskets being offloaded at USAF bases. Suddenly the press is no longer interested. Shhh, remember we’re supposed to be out of those places by now. Never mind.
The agenda-driven hypocrisy of the media would be laughable if it wasn’t so frightening. Our Founders placed a high priority on Freedom of the Press because they envisioned a press that would always act as a guard dog for the Republic; barking loudly at government duplicity and corruption. But what happens when the guard dog becomes a partisan lap dog? Wayne A. Bush Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania