Images from Libya today speak more clearly about the folly of US interventionism, US “regime change” operations, US-led bombing campaigns to “promote democracy,” than anything else.
Arguing passionately in favor of a US attack on Libya in 2011, over the objections of then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates, then-US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said:
I swore to myself that if I ever faced such a crisis again, I would come down on the side of dramatic action, going down in flames if that was required.
Well she was partly right. Thanks to her successful demands for a US attack, it was Libya that went down in flames.
In October, 2011, the Washington Post, always friendly to the US regime, wrote this about the Libya attack:
[T]he coalition air campaign has emerged as a foreign policy success for the Obama administration and its most famous Cabinet member, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Here today is Hillary’s great success, here are Rice’s flames: weeks after the US embassy was forced to abandon Tripoli in shame as Libya plunged into murderous chaos and gang warfare, radical Islamists are enjoying the US embassy pool, weight room, and other luxurious facilities on the embassy compound. Here is Hillary Clinton, here is Susan Rice, here is interventionism:
*I mean “ours” only in that we were forced to pay for it.
I am on Twitter.11:17 pm on August 31, 2014 Email Daniel McAdams