LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2011 — It is time to cut through the fog.
America may or may not be at war with Libya in an attempt either remove Ghadafi or leave him in power. Thankfully that is now cleared up unless it is not.
After weeks of dithering, the First Dillitante in Chief finally decided to borrow a pair from Hillary Clinton and take action in Libya.
US Secretary of state Hillary Clinton and French President Nicolas Sarkozy enter the Elysee Palace in Paris (Sat. March, 19, 2011) (PHoto:Associated Press)
While President Obama waited way too long to stop Ghadafi Duck from slaughtering his own people, that criticism should immediately be relegated to the back burner until the war is over.
President Obama did the right thing by intervening, and he has my support.
My main concern at this point is that the mission does not seem clearly defined. In the 1991 Gulf War, President George Herbert Walker Bush had a mandate to drive Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait.
We did not have a mandate to go into Iraq and remove Saddam from power. Colin Powell accurately pointed out that doing so would fracture the coalition. In 2003 President George W. Bush had a clear mandate for regime change. The resolution authorizing war specifically allowed for this.
Is the goal to stop the slaughter and nothing more? This would leave Ghadafi in power. Or is he being removed? This must be stated. So far the United States is claiming not to be targeting Ghadafi while our allies are saying otherwise.
Yet the bigger question is not about Mr. Obama, but about liberals falling all over themselves to support this war. While some leftists such as Dennis Kucinich have shown consistency in opposing the war, most on the left are Obama sycophants praising him for doing this “good war” the “right way.”
I support the war. Khadafi needs to go and force is the only way to get him out of power. Yet why are so many liberals so willing to praise this action? Liberals claim that Mr. Obama did things totally different from his predecessor. Mr. Bush acted “unilaterally” while Mr. Obama employed “multilateralism.”
This is nonsense, but it is finally time that these words get exposed. It gets to the heart of American liberal attitudes about any actions about anything. George W. Bush had 33 nations in his “Coalition of the Willing.” Barack Obama has many nations in his coalition. So what was George W. Bush missing in his coalition?
Only one thing separates these two men.
Obama has France.
Yes, this is all about American liberals shoving their heads so far up French anuses that separation of the heads from the hides is impossible. When liberals claim we need to work with allies, they mean Europe. Yet George W. Bush had England, Italy, Spain, Holland, and Poland.
When liberals claim we need Europe, they mean France.
So why is this the case?
One theory is that this is all about the Jews. Germany slaughtered the Jews. France collaborated. The left in America hates the Jews and Israel, giving them a bond with France and Germany.
France maintains vicious anti-Semitism to this day, giving them special love from the American left. While that view is fun, even I confess that many issues have nothing to do with the Jews.
This theory is thrown out solely for amusement.
Another theory is that France likes losing wars and suffering from humiliation and emasculation. After Napoleon, their track record is not very stellar. So if France is willing to go to war, then it will result in a humiliating defeat, which the American left can support.
While this theory is delightfully cynical, even I cannot credibly claim that the American left wants to get our own Americans killed. Their anti-war platform is sincerely about avoiding getting Americans killed.
Why do the people that Homer Simpson refers to as “cheese eating surrender monkeys” matter so much to the American left?
Some on the left point to Europeans as “sophisticated” and “classy.” Americans are lazy slobs, but Europeans are so elegant and refined. Again, European does not mean the Polish, who are the target of cheap jokes about their lack of intelligence. It does not refer to the Vatican, because religious institutions must be discredited.
Europe means France.
Some could argue that the French share the American liberal character trait of arrogance. These two groups are both “intellectuals.” They are much better than the low class American commoners who go to shopping malls and eat hot dogs.
This is why American liberals were so horrified when Nicholas Sarkozy went to Maine with President Bushes 41 and 43 and ate hot dogs and fries.
“Sarko the American” likes us. What were Francophiles to do?
Liberals get angry when conservatives bring up the notion that too many liberals hate America. Liberals get indignant that their patriotism would be questioned. Yet what is their rationale for worshiping France? Outside of hating America, what does France do in this world that is notable? How should conservatives react when liberals cozy up to people who despise us?
Is it a mutual hatred of American Republicans and conservatives? Was hatred of George W. Bush that powerful a uniting factor?
Is the issue about religiosity vs secularism? The American left hates organized religion, preferring to worship the almighty environmental goddess Gaea. This would explain why the left loves “Europe,” but does not seem to like the Vatican. France is the epitome of secularism, although it gives an exemption to Radical Islamists trying to burn France to the ground.
American liberals have this same schism with reality in terms of loathing peaceful religion of any kind while embracing a virulent strain of Islam that uses violence to spread its doctrine.
At this point the only thing the left can do to have any credibility on this issue is to admit that any military action must have French approval. Once this is admitted, the question to ask the left is: Why?
France can’t stand the fact that they are irrelevant and they know it. The 2003 Iraq War was proof of this. The Americans and British did just fine without them. The Australians were a more than adequate replacement.
Does anybody in their right mind think that George W. Bush, Tony Blair, and John Howard would have had a better outcome if Jacques Chirac would have taken his nose out of the air and his head out of his hide and supported the war?
Can the left one day finally admit that Chirac and France were up to their eyeballs in the corrupt oil for food scandal?
Is it possible that Germany, Russia, and the United Nations allowed personal crooked financial dealings with Saddam Hussein to supersede principles of honor and liberty?
Barack Obama not only got a permission slip from the French, but he let them. and very publicly, play the lead role. France has not had a relevant world role since Napoleon Bonaparte. They hate America out of jealousy. Does anybody think Le Monde or the Jayson Blair Times praising the French leadership in this war will suddenly make the French stop acting like envious spoiled brats and start liking America?
Sarkozy is a good man, but the attitudes of his people toward my nation are worthless.
The left conversely finds that the many nations with a positive view of America from Australia to Poland to Italy are worthless. Repeating: Any nation not France is ignored.
It is a sad day in America indeed when the President of France is ready to fight while the President of America is taking a back seat to the French. This is not multilateralism. It is timidity, and it may lead to Ghadafi staying in power.
The American left does not believe in American exceptionalism. They believe in French exceptionalism. Alex De Tocqueville was a proud Frenchman who believed in American exceptionalism.
Only America at this point in history has the muscle to take down Ghadafi and other bloodthirsty dictators. All the media reports about brave French soldiers leading the charge are as comical as they are false.
With all due respect to the French, who have shown us virtually none, it is Americans who have liberated much of the world, including the Vichy Regime loving French. So let’s stop this leftist nonsense about John Kerry and other French looking liberals requiring “global tests” before taking actions.
America must lead. If we don’t, our nation will soon be as irrelevant as American leftists and the French secular leftists they worship.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, blogger, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Read more from Eric at his TYGRRRR EXPRESS blog. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.” Eric is 100% alcohol, tobacco, drug, and liberalism free. After years of dating liberals, he has finally seen the light and now only dates Republican Jewish women. His family is pleased over this. Republican, Jewish women, you may contact Eric above.
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