Saturday, April 2, 2011

Now We Love Him, Now We Don't

Andrew McCarthy at NRO Online documents the policy flexibility of the U.S. Senate's Three Amigos - John McCain, Joseph Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham. They were for arming Qaddafi before they were for killing him. Read his article here.

Here's the gist of it:

It was only a short time ago, in mid-August 2009, that Senators McCain, Lieberman, and Graham, along with another transnational progressive moderate, Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine), paid a visit to Qaddafi’s Tripoli compound. If they seem to have amnesia about it now, perhaps that’s because the main item on the agenda was their support for the Obama administration’s offer of military aid to the same thug the senators now want gone yesterday.

A government cable (leaked by Wikileaks) memorializes the excruciating details of meetings between the Senate delegation and Qaddafi, along with his son Mutassim, Libya’s “national security adviser.” We find McCain and Graham promising to use their influence to push along Libya’s requests for C-130 military aircraft, among other armaments, and civilian nuclear assistance. And there’s Lieberman gushing, “We never would have guessed ten years ago that we would be sitting in Tripoli, being welcomed by a son of Muammar al-Qadhafi.” That’s before he opined that Libya had become “an important ally in the war on terrorism,” and that “common enemies sometimes make better friends.”

WikiLeaks strikes again. Those leaked cables are going to do for foreign policy what YouTube did for elective politics. They make it awkward to take radically different positions on the same issue.

Warning!! Warning !! Warning!!


That Wikileaks cable is here if you dare to view it. But do so only on a non-government computer.


Anonymous said...

Great post TSB! I'll bet you 5 pesos
that access to THE SKEPTICAL BUREAUCRAT is blocked at Ft.Hood because of the presence of such scandalous words. lilGWB

Anonymous said...

TSB: A private bit for our Juarez consulate workers. A longtime friend of my wife became the head of customs and logistics for Electrolux in Juarez. When he found problems with drugs in the shipping he tried to do something about it. He got a bullet a short time later. The one before him did also. Around 3 mo's ago someone in Chicago received an electrolux full of cocaine by accident. Evidently the problems were "resolved" at the Juarez factory. GWB

Anonymous said...

TSB: Where would our poor US banks be without the drug laundering money? Wells Fargo would go belly up! I didn't realize that NYC and London were the two main drug laundering centers. I wonder if NY bankers have any political clout?????

Bankers began the Mexican drug stuff 30 years ago, still BIG PLAYERS! GO OBAMA 2012! gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: Gene Cretz again. This is hilarious! Did you read the one about the Libyan frogman who just wanted a vacation in Rome? GWB

Anonymous said...

TSB: Another one bites the dust!GWB

Anonymous said...

TSB: My wife says today's protests in Mexico are in 26 cities as well as 5 foreign countries mostly in Europe. But I can't find any results googling in Ingles. No mention either in the
El Paso Times. Interesting how english speaking Americans don't get to know about these things isn't it..
while Europeans organize sympathy protests?? GWB