Within hours of the news, the AP reported "Gadhafi's Death Clears Way for Oil Exports
," gleefully explaining that Gadhafi's death will result in lower oil prices the world over! Energy crisis is solved! Recession ended!
Remember the Left's incessant "No Blood for Oil
" smear against President Bush for the "illegitimate" wars in Iraq? According to the Left, and rarely challenged by the Make-Believe Media, Bush's war in the Middle east was only about getting oil.
But it's now 2011, not 2003. There's a new sheriff in town. Apparently, blood for oil is a good thing now. The radical leftwing media source The Guardian
only reports how Obama has "chalked up Libya as another foreign policy success to place alongside the killing in May of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden
" and, more ominously, that Gadhafi's bloody assassination signals a "prescription" for actions against other Middle East countries including Syria. Syrian President Assad may be wondering if he's on the White House Secret Assassination List. No mention of blood-for-oil. No mention of illegal regime change.
Still, it's one thing to strut around taking credit for killing a terrorist outlaw like Bin Ladin. Miscreant though he was, Gadhafi was the undisputed leader of a sovereign nation. Regime change, while sometimes necessary, should never be viewed flippantly. Thus the odd lack of dignity when the Administration's official response to Gadhafi's death comes as a snarky gloat from the Secretary of State quipping "We came, we saw, he died
." Spiking the ball is one thing. Let's just hope we don't see Gadhafi's head sitting on an iron spike in front of the White House anytime soon.
Left undecided is whether the Make-Believe Media puppet masters will direct the Occupy Wall Street
miscreants, Code Pink, ANSWER etc. to wake up the old chant "NO BLOOD FOR OIL" and march en masse on the White House to protest President Obama's war for Libya's oil.
I'm not holding my breath.