The collection of simple-minded fools and money-grubbing miscreants in both houses of our Congress decided it wasn’t worth the time to vote on whether or not the US should participate in the destruction of Libya. Just one more undeclared war, just one more sovereign nation razed, one more regime change, just several tens of thousands of civilians murdered somewhere. They just shrugged and said, “Whatever.”
And yet, and yet…
In January of this year, the UN released its Human Rights Report. [January 4, 2011 report of the 16th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Human Rights Council, Universal Periodic Review: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies…-HRC-16-15.pdf%5D In it, they praised Ghaddafi and announced that they were preparing to bestow an award on Colonel Muammar Ghaddafi, and the Libyan Jamahiriya, for its achievements in the area of human rights, after carefully studying Libya and Libyan society. This award was to be presented at the end of March. When March came around, the NATO countries, led by the US, decided instead to destroy as much as possible in Libya.
Here is a list of countries that praised Colonel Ghaddafi and the Libyan Jamahiriya (state of the masses), in support of the General Assembly Human Rights Council’s decision to bestow this award upon Ghaddafi:
Denmark, China, Italy, The Netherlands, Mauritania, Slovenia, Nicaragua, The Russian Federation, Spain, Indonesia, Sweden, Norway, Ecuador, Hungary, South Africa, The Philippines, Maldives, Chile, Singapore, Germany, Australia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Angola, Nigeria, Congo, Burundi, Zambia, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Zimbabwe.
One might marvel at the fact that some of these very same countries decided three months later to destroy Libya and help assassinate Ghaddafi, but this is a marvelous (to be marveled at, indeed) time in history.