Leftist Hypocrisy; Hillary Clinton to War Critics – “Whose side are you on?”

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The rubble of a residential building hit by a Nato air strike in Tripoli, which caused civilian casualties. Photograph: Staff/Reuters

The hypocrisy of the left continues to blow my mind. Recall just a few years ago the utter outrage directed at President Bush when he said:

But now that President Obama has gotten us into a war against a country that didn’t attack us (remember that line?) his Administration is saying:

But the bottom line is, whose side are you on? Are you on Qadhafi’s side or are you on the side of the aspirations of the Libyan people and the international coalition that has been created to support them? For the Obama Administration, the answer to that question is very easy.

Will the side that elected one of the most vocal war critics now attack this statement? Especially seeing as how this little “excursion” is quickly turning into a quagmire:

Italy called for a suspension of hostilities in Libya on Wednesday in the latest sign of dissent within NATO as the civilian death toll mounts and Moamer Kadhafi shows no signs of quitting power.

The outgoing head of the Arab League and a frontrunner to become president of a democratic Egypt has voiced reservations about Nato’s bombing campaign in Libya, calling for a ceasefire and talks on a political settlement while Muammar Gaddafi remains in power.

On Wednesday, former premier and current conservative presidential candidate Dominique de Villepin told French radio the Libyan campaign had gone on long enough, and already achieved everything that could be achieved by force. From here on out, de Villepin urged, “the accent should be placed on (finding) a political solution in Libya”. The previous day, conservative legislator and foreign affairs specialist Axel Poniatowski similarly said that some sort of diplomatic solution for Libya had to be found to help end the military action. Conservative MP and defense expert Michel Voisin says that while few legislators have yet to turn against an operation they were told would be very brief, the risk of it becoming a slog means “some are now asking themselves if this intervention was really necessary, and if it’s worth pursuing”.

Where are the Iraq War protesters now?


Recall this?

“I’m sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.”
— Hillary Rodham Clinton

Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

16 Responses to “Leftist Hypocrisy; Hillary Clinton to War Critics – “Whose side are you on?””

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    Hard Right

    The dems didn’t give a rat’s ass about the Iraqis or for that matter the people of Mexico. The Libyans tho? That’s a different story.

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    These are pathetic little hypocrites that are being laughed at by the rest of the world and we are still supposed to take them seriously, good grief. Hillary’s defining moment was when she got caught stealing the White House silverware. I am counting the days until we give these pretenders the bum’s rush out the back door of the WH.

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    Wow, I guess being a dissenter ain’ t so patriotic any more.

    Ah well- guess I’m not patriotic, according to the traitors infesting this administration. Feel just terrible about that, really.

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    The ability of leftist peace-niks to transform themselves into war-mongers is truly inspirational. But no more so than than the ability of right-wingers to assume the role of peacemakers once a Democrat assumed power.

    I was opposed to the initial wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, I thought a much better idea would have been to identify those involved in 9/11 and send in hit teams to kill their entire families (parents, kids, siblings….everyone) then leave their bodies in the public square decorated with various porcine products. I believe that such retribution would have sent a message and left a lasting impact that would have dissuaded similar acts amongst the Islamic populace of the world.

    But once we got involved I was of the opinion that we needed to stay until victory was assured, to honor and to assure that the deaths of our young service men and women was not in vain. The quagmire that is Afghanistan has blossomed to encompass Iraq, Libya, Yemen and threatens to spread U.S. involvement into Syria, Iran, etc…etc…etc…

    I have since changed my mind, I can’t even pretend to understand our involvement in the internal affairs of so many nations. We are fighting Al Quada in Afghan and supporting them in Libya….what the heck? The only way to stop these never ending wars is to return to Constitutional principals. If whoever is in charge wants to send our troops into harms way then Congress MUST declare war first! Surprisingly enough congress is contemplating such action right now. Of course they aren’t doing so openly where we can discuss and debate the issue in the public forum but they are just the same.

    H.R. 1540: the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 is a declaration of WWIII. Section 1034 of this bill authorizes …..

    Endless War – The war will continue until all hostilities are terminated….like that will ever happen.

    No Borders – The president will have the full authority to launch military strikes against any country, organization or person, including against U.S citizens on U.S soil.

    Unilateral Military Action – Full authority to invade any nation at any time with no congressional approval required.

    No Clearly Defined Enemy – The US can declare or allege anyone a terrorist or allege they are or have been supporting “hostilities” against the US and attack at will.

    Authorization To Invade Several Countries – The president would have full authority to invade Iran, Syria, North Korea, along with several other nations in Africa and the Middle East and even Russia and China under the legislation all of which are “known” to have supported and aided hostilities against the United States.

    This bill enjoys broad bi-partisan support, it has already passed the House and is ready for a Senate vote. I am a Christian conservative but we can no longer afford look at issues of national importance from the old Dem/Repub or left/right perspective….in my opinion, we must ALL change the way we look at things and only pass legislation that is authorized from a Constitutional perspective. We must refuse to pass law, whether or not we agree with it, based on our personal beliefs of what should or should not be.

    I believe this is the only way we can ever hope to regain any control over a Federal government that has run amok, but that’s just me.

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    rich wheeler

    poppa t says ” The ability of leftist peaceniks to transform themseves into warmongers and the ability of right wingers to assume the role of peacemakers once a Democrat assumed power.” Not inspirational. PATHETIC.

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    Adirondack Patriot

    Obama told us there were no sides in Libya. We were only there to protect the civilians.

    So now, I guess the question I need answered is, “What side is Obama on?”


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    @rich wheeler: You are exactly right my friend, hypocrisy is never inspirational. Let’s look at two issues where both parties are hypocrites.

    The right believes that Abortion should be a states rights issue where the people of each state have the ability to decide whether or not to allow it. But the left wants to impose it’s will on all people.

    The left believes that marijuana legalization should be a states rights issue where the people of each state have the ability to decide whether or not to allow it. But the right wants to impose it’s will on all people.

    Until we can all agree that the Federal government has no Constitutional authority to regulate either of these issues and many others (gay marriage, health care, loan availability, etc…) and return authority over such issues to those who should have it, the STATES or the PEOPLE, we will continue to bicker amongst each other while the Federal government usurps greater authority over our lives.

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    Until we can all agree that the Federal government has no Constitutional authority to regulate either of these issues and many others (gay marriage, health care, loan availability, etc…) and return authority over such issues to those who should have it, the STATES or the PEOPLE, we will continue to bicker amongst each other while the Federal government usurps greater authority over our lives.

    An excellent statement! The GOP and the Democratic Party are assumed to be two polar opposites, when in fact, they are simply two sides to the same coin. That of expansion of federal power within our daily lives. True conservatives, of which the GOP leadership has virtually none, are against any such encroachment of power by the federal government upon a State’s authority and responsibility. Liberal/progressives, however, tend to assume that the GOP and true conservatives are one and the same. As well, they tend to fight on opposite sides of an issue, depending on the particular detail they are involved with, as shown by your revealing example. The only real difference between the GOP and the Democrats is the pace of federal expansion over our lives that they promote. And none of it benefits the American populace, as our freedoms and liberties are eroding constantly.

    Only a return to Constitutional values, as defined by original intent, can change the course of events we are on, and the result we, as a country, will face in the future if liberal/progressives are allowed to continue.

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    @johngalt: Thank you John, most people misconstrue the Libertarian position on issues such as this. I don’t mind if the US goes to war, I was willing to place myself in harms way many years ago and one of my sons is currently willing to do the same. I just want it declared in a constitutional manner and Bush the younger was just as guilty of violating the Constitution by going into Afghan and Iraq without a formal declaration of war as PrezBO currently is.

    One should not condemn the hypocrisy of one group of people while ignoring the hypocrisy of those who believe similarly to you. I believe as you do, that both the R’s and the D’s main goal is control. I want LIBERTY! It is not the job of the government to protect me from danger either real or perceived. Governments only job should be to protect my God given rights as a freeman, to establish a set of JUST laws that apply equally to all, to provide for the general welfare by engaging in civic programs that benefit all peoples equally without favoring one group over another, highways, levees, defense, etc…other than that the Government needs to stay the heck out of my business and allow me to succeed or fail on my own.

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    Nan G

    Was it ironic or simply symbolic that when Obama gave his pull-out-of Afghanistan speech no American flags were anywhere to be seen……but when that same Obama gets in front of supporters who he wants money and time from, he is surrounded by those American flags?

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    Gary G. Swenchonis

    The scumbag Gaddafi should have been taken out years ago. At least old Ronnie tried. But this so-call war is nothing but a huge embarrassment. Obi must have thought that he could have an easy win over on Gaddafi. He could then gloat and preen himself on the world stage. But instead we have NATO, who cannot even take down a five and dime dictator. And Hilary’s hipocracy is showing. I remember this past spring when she was expressing frustration at Obi for moving too slow. Why did she not press her hubby to attack old Gaddafi back when she was Queen. Oh! Thats right! All they had was circumstantial evidence on Gaddafi and his part in all those bombings that killed so many people back then. It was truly amazing how in a matter of days they announced that they had concrete evidence that gaddafi had in fact been responsible for all those bombings! And we had to bring him to Justice! Politicians! You just got to laugh at them. It is embarrassing though, and they need to wrap this this circus up and real fast. I do hope and pray that Gaddafi gets gets splattered by an American bomb, and or any bomb. This wacko was and is a walking reminder how the civilized world all did business with a mass murderer for years, and wrote his crimes and victims off as politics as usual. Hey! Maybe this is karma coming back around for everyone forgetting about the real victims.

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    MATA , VERY GOOD POST, hopefully It will help our military to get out while they are still alive,
    from Lybia,THEY seem to BE helping the ALQADA SIDE to win over the lesser of 2 evils,
    how come we elect leaders blind , no talent to perceive what the people saw before they declared the war in LYBIA, they suppose to know, because they took the job to be in charge, but they are now helping a multi COUNTRYS REVOLUTION , with our militarys’s lives pending in the balance, in order to help their friends which are our ennemies and being budy budy with the UN ORGANISATION WHICH GOAL IS TO TAKE THE LEADERSHIP OF AMERICA, IS THAT ACCEPTEBLE BY THOSE WHO LOVE AMERICA,
    Brother Bob, good link thank you.

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