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March 4, 2011

"A strange moral inversion, considering that Hussein's evil was an order of magnitude beyond Gaddafi's."

Charles Krauthammer - From Baghdad to Benghazi
Voices around the world, from Europe to America to Libya, are calling for U.S. intervention to help bring down Moammar Gaddafi. Yet for bringing down Saddam Hussein, the United States has been denounced variously for aggression, deception, arrogance and imperialism.... Now that revolutions are sweeping the Middle East and everyone is a convert to George W. Bush's freedom agenda, it's not just Iraq that has slid into the memory hole. Also forgotten is the once proudly proclaimed "realism" of Years One and Two of President Obama's foreign policy - the "smart power" antidote to Bush's alleged misty-eyed idealism.

Posted by Vanderleun at March 4, 2011 8:07 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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