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Fri Apr 8, 2016, 04:10 AM

141. Shit Happens

Gene McCarthy, RFK and McGovern all voted for the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. We didn't hold it against them 3 years later. Ellsberg was in country developing the Phoenix Program with Ed Lansdale. Anybody not gotten around to forgiving him for the Vietnamese he killed on his snatch and snuff missions?

I held Hillary accountable for the IWR in 2008. Taht was then. Do not mistake Libya for anything neocon. Hillary's not neocon, Obama's not neocon, even Bob Gates isn't neocon. He advised against the Libyan operation on purely conservative reasoning. Hillary was affected by Samantha Power. Power of course had condemned the Clintons for inaction in Rwanda. They formed a team to give protection to the rebels in Libya. Khadaffi, not exactly a humanitarian, had declared the rebels cockroaches that he intended to eradicate by any means necessary. Clinton did not want another Rwanda on her list of accomplishments. Clinton and Power sought to stop this massacre and prevailed. For that I applaud them. One of my reasons for being a Democrat is that in the 20th century Democratic presidents do not seek war but are not afraid to wage war when necessary.

Obama has played the long game with ISIS. They are losing ground and in Libya they can be contained and controlled. Were it not for the 22nd amendment Obama could see this campaign through to total victory. My faith is in Hilary to see it through.

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