Wash. Post Editorial: Kill More Libyans Now!

The Washington Post has an editorial today fretting that the Obama administration has not killed enough Libyans. The Post warns that U.S. killing of more Libyans is the best way to assure a bright future for Libya. OK, that’s not verbatim – but this is: “The dangers of the military stalemate for the United States increase with each day it lasts. The greater the disorder in Libya, the greater the chance that extremist forces, including al-Qaeda, will push aside the pro-Western figures who now lead the opposition.”

Thus, the U.S. needs to kill more Libyan troops to assure the triumph of moderates in Libya.

For the Post, the bottom line is: “The longer the fighting continues, the more harm will come to civilians.”

So the best way to protect civilians is to blow hell out of the country in the next few hours.

This is the same editorial page that continues insisting that George W. Bush did not deceive Americans regarding the Iraq war.


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9 Responses to Wash. Post Editorial: Kill More Libyans Now!

  1. Ryan April 6, 2011 at 5:53 pm #


    Without even reading it I bet that Fred Hiatt and Chuck Krauthammer wrote it.

    “This is the same editorial page that continues insisting that George W. Bush did not deceive Americans regarding the Iraq war.”

    The clowns and clownettes at Clown (Town) Hall do the same thing.

  2. alpowolf April 6, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    Even if the military intervention in Libya is “in our interests” that gives the U.S. government absolutely no rightful authority to violently pursue said interests. Libya does not belong to Barack Obama, and he has no right to use their country as a battlefield.

  3. Jim April 6, 2011 at 10:39 pm #

    But if his approval ratings rise as a result of the carnage, then…. he wins.

    Ryan – this editorial had the whiff of Hiatt about it. I am amazed that no one in the Post editorial page conferences would shout ‘bullshit’ before tripe like this got published.

  4. Ryan April 6, 2011 at 10:54 pm #


    I’ve since read the column. You may be correct this is mainly Hiatt’s doing. Krauthammer is crazy as hell, he is a psychiatrist, so that just goes to show how nuts the rest of these neocons are.

    “Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said a month ago that “one of our biggest concerns is Libya descending into chaos and becoming a giant Somalia.”

    I thought for a number of years that was the game plan for the Middle East for certain people.

    “And the longer the fighting continues, the more harm will come to civilians.”

    As if they gave a damn.

    “Mr. Obama said last week that because of his grounding of U.S. planes, “the risk and the cost of the operation . . . will be reduced significantly.” That may be the result in the short term. But if the withholding of American resources enables Mr. Gaddafi’s survival in power, the long-term consequences will be the reverse of the president’s promise.”

    Nah, I keep telling folks including the neocon talk radio drones not to worry, before it is over there will be “boots on the ground” as McCain is so fond of.

    I hate to say it, Jim, but they hadn’t learned a damn thing over the last ten years, nothing. You’re right about tripe. Too bad people keep falling for this nonsense.

  5. gusNWdenver 99gus April 7, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    You kill me , Jim …… ( in a good way )
    99gus gusNWdenver

  6. Jim April 7, 2011 at 12:40 pm #

    Gus, as long as I won’t be required to hire a criminal defense atty…

  7. Jim April 7, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    Ryan, perhaps the Wash Post editorial writers haven’t learned a damn thing because they have not shed any blood or paid any costs for the follies they have championed. They continue to be good members of the Establishment….

  8. Dirk Sabin April 9, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

    The term of art is, as I recall “creative destruction”.
    Not that creativity has anything whatsoever to do with it. We are in a one car funeral procession ladies and gentlemen and somebody forgot the map to the graveyard.

  9. Jim Bovard April 9, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    But as long as the driver keeps honking the horn, many people think it is a helluva show.