Tuesday, January 18, 2011

You’ve gone backwards a ways baby

Along with Martin Luther King Day, I remembered that yesterday was also the 50th anniversary of Eisenhower's farewell address.

Although, until Josh Marshall reminded me just before the first cup of coffee, I had forgotten that yesterday was also the 20th Anniversary of the beginning of the Gulf War (part one).

So then we went to war because it was argued, Iraq had invaded Kuwait and taken its oil. It was emphasized at the time that this was a sign of clear evil and Hitlerness to all 'Muricans.

Cut to modern America and Sean Hannity:

On his Friday show, Sean Hannity wondered why Iraq and Kuwait hadn't "[paid] for their own liberation" by the United States, and said that America has the right to "go in there...and take all their oil."

Isn't progress grand?

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


Montag said...

Sean Hannity is just expressing the elite view defending imperial America, with a little less fluff.

Does he consider that such might be the root cause of our eventual destruction as a nation? No, of course not.

But, then, imperialists never do.

Harry R. Sohl said...

"[paid] for their own liberation"

Is that anything like having them dig their own graves?

sukabi said...

Exactly like that Harry... and he'd want them to provide the shovels and have the holes pre-measured as well.

pansypoo said...

still can't blame georgee.