liberals willing to trade blood & treasure for oil profits under obama

related update: central bank of libya is 100% state owned
liberals willing to trade blood & treasure for oil profits under obamafrom activist post: It’s perplexing to see a high level of support for the unprovoked bombing of Libya on so-called “progressive” websites. There has been an endless stream of humanitarian propaganda flowing from these sites trying to convince average liberals that the “human thing to do” is to rain down tomahawk missiles with depleted uranium to bring freedom and democracy to an oppressed people. Huffington Post ran a piece by Ed Schultz titled Why I Support President Obama’s Decision to Invade Libya where he described his reasoning as follows:

“President Obama explained this won’t be a long-term operation… Matter of days, not a matter of weeks. Not even months… He’s (Obama) trying to give the rebels, those who want democracy, a fighting chance at just that and trying to stop Gaddafi — this is the human thing to do — from slaughtering his own people.”

By the very use of the word “invade” in the title, Schultz would seem to understand that the continued military support is likely to last for quite some time. Indeed, this was confirmed on Sunday morning when Defense Secretary Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hinted that the operation could indeed last for months, which seems to debunk Schultz’s main argument that it’s only a days-long conflict. This justification is reminiscent of Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld falsely stating that the Iraq war would be quick and easy — only cost a couple of a billion dollars that would be paid for by Iraqi oil.

Establishment progressives can no longer hide behind phony labels. They have officially joined the ranks of the War Party serving up American blood and treasure to support profits for the military-industrial complex and Big Oil, while compromising on austerity cuts at home.

related geopolitkal/obamessiah updates:
obama authorizes secret support for libya rebels*
video: tarpley on libya ‘rebels’ – cia secret army of al-CIAda terrorists, racists & monarchists*
cia agents in libya aid airstrikes & meet rebels*
libyan rebel leader spent much of past 20yrs in suburban virginia*
US gunships will be ‘on standby’ in nato’s libya war*
video: cnn segment on libya entitled ‘new world order’*
is nobel peace prize winner obama more brutal than bush?*
video: animation highlights hypocrisy on libya*
obama says miranda warning doesn’t count for terror suspects*
obama raises american hypocrisy to a higher level*
obama in 2002: toppling brutal dictator a ‘dumb war’*
obama inaugurates new US mission building to the un*
obama says he didn’t inform mexico of US gun smuggling operation because he didn’t know about it*
video: lieberman says let’s bomb syria*
bp’s german khan sees ‘godfather’ films as ‘manual for life’*
reporter confined to closet during biden fundraiser*
springs man’s claim to have obama records sets birthers abuzz*
bachmann to bring on board evangelical iowa birther for 2012 presidential exploratory committee*
geraldine ferraro, political trailblazer; first woman vp candidate dead*
video: vp candidate geraldine ferraro dies at 75*
video flashback: don’t patronize me*
freedom is too good for hinckley*
video: reagan assassination attempt, 30yrs later*

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