Sunday, September 18, 2016

Another Glorious Victory For Humanitarian Intervention

I try not to hold grudges generally, but there are people who are just off my list permanently over the whole "Libyan intervention" issue. People who I thought knew better - not eventheliberals, but actual liberals - got on their moral high horses and condescended to the hippies. Why don't you care about the Libyan people? Why don't you care about genocide? As was obvious at the time, and as should always be obvious, if we take a humanitarian interest in a country only when it involves dropping bombs on it, it probably isn't a genuine humanitarian interest. I'll (potentially) support bombing to help the people if ever even 5 days earlier anyone supporting the bombing was out there supporting other non-bombing humanitarian help. Yah David Cameron is a selfless dogooder. Hoocoodanode?

And, no, I don't mean everyone who thought Libya was a grand idea, I mean the people who were assholes about it. It was "fun" seeing rhetoric used on them during the whole Iraq debacle being deployed by them against hippies like me. Heckuva job, assholes, how come none of you talk about Libya now?