Damned If We Do . . . !

Manifestly, there is no more brutal national head in the Middle East than Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. Anyone willing and ready to slaughter his own makes Saddam Hussein look like a pussycat.

We (and I say pointedly “We” ) had no choice but block this man’s slaughter routine. It looks to me as though Obama has done the best possible job getting things together fast to rescue numerous lives at risk. The games now being played with declaring wars are a farce.

I sometimes wonder why I watch the latest news release from our profit oriented TV nonsense games. Such ‘news’ outlets are owned and operated by our CEO’s. Anything goes with them that will make more money.

The U.S. is a global embarrassment now with its indifference to national suffering and deference to our billionaires. I don’t know what we honest and caring Americans are supposed to do in the face of the sellouts of our national political institutions — the Supreme Court and Congress?

I would imagine such stuff is pretty obvious to the bulk of the world — peace-making is not in fashion now although it is is primary goal of Obama. Peace, of course includes more than halting our military — it demands decent treatment of our people rather than exploitation of them.

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent [blind copies]

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