02 April 2011

But, but, but... he's just so McDreamy

I guess the first thing you learn in J-School these days isn't actually about pursuing the facts... it's how to airbrush the politburo...

"The United States of America is different. And as president, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action."
Wait a minute...
At least 800 people are reported to have been killed in the Ivory Coast city of Duekoue this week, as rival forces continue to battle for power.

UPDATE: "What is it good for..."

"...absolutely nothing..."
Patrick Nicholson, a spokesman for the Catholic charity Caritas, said his team had counted 1,000 bodies, adding that some had been hacked with machetes.

They were killed despite 200 United Nations troops operating what it said were “robust” patrols from its base on the outskirts to protect civilians in and around the church.

LAST WORD: More "Obama Doctrine"
mr rogers diplomacy


Canadi-anna said...

Just another one of those things that makes you say *hmmmm*.

Neo Conservative said...

i just don't get it.

i mean, hillary clinton drags a kicking & screaming obama into putting up air cover for the libyan rebels... and then mcdreamy has the unmitigated gall to portray himself (in a nationwide broadcast, no less) as some sort of saviour?

to top it all off, obama just ignores the slaughter in the ivory coast.

and the lamestream media, instead of questioning obama's self-imposed sainthood... just eats it all up.

i got nuthin'.


Canadi-anna said...

No amount of rationalization can make me even begin to understand what this is all about. I keep thinking there must be some big picture thing I'm missing or some minutia that I'm just not seeing.
There are so many hotspots. You have to wonder how many pies th US can put its fingers in and why they're staying out of others --- as for the Ivory Coast, maybe that's why France pushed for Libya so badly -- another of their failed territories is savaging itself again and they don't want people looking too hard at their reaction. Remember the last time the Ivory Coast erupted? Why doesn't the world blink when France goes unilateral?
That speech just made me shake my head.

Neo Conservative said...

the entire african continent has been violently devouring itself for as long as i can remember.

fact is... it'll take more than baby blue helmets & small arms to put that crazy bus back on the road to anything approaching sanity.


madmax said...

The Chinese are all over Africa, investing and profiting. And the West spends hundreds of billions in aid while dropping million dollar bombs on $50 huts.

Neo Conservative said...

"madmax says... The Chinese are all over Africa, investing and profiting."

another sad but significant truth about modern day africa... you have enough capital... you can buy yourself a government.

and the chinese certainly aren't letting the grass grow under their feet.

max is right... in geopolitical terms... this is huge.

and we're just gonna stand by... and let it happen.