The United Nations is pushing for economic sanctions, a military blockade, and war crime prosecutions in Libya. It is reported that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has regained control of Libya’s capital city, Tripoli, though violence continues to rage in other cities. Gaddafi is apparently arming his civilian supporters in an effort to regain complete control over the whole country.
The United States government, which supported Gaddafi before the uprisings, has turned on him completely. Which leads one to ask the question, what would have been the U.S. attitude towards the other dictators in the Middle East that we have been propping up for the past 60 years if they too would have used violence to quell the uprisings in their countries? It must be noted that if the U.N. enacts sanctions against Libya it will only hurt the people.
It is a fact that George W. Bush, in acting as president of the United States of America, did with malice and forethought use weapons of mass destruction to commit genocide upon the sovereign people of Iraq, killing hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women, and children. What Gaddafi has done cannot even compare in severity to what George Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld are guilty of. And we the American people bear a large measure of guilt ourselves as in finding out what the diabolical monsters were doing, not only did we not stop it, but we have thus far made no effort to see these international criminals brought to justice.
In fact in the mainstream media there is at present an attempt being made to see to it that these criminals go down in history as fine upstanding American patriots.
How are we ever going to get our country back on track if we cannot admit our mistakes and make amends for the pain and suffering that our wanton ignorance of the activities of our government has caused to peoples around the world?
Our congress is at present considering a new budget and included therein is financing for the continuance of two wars that should never have occurred. Forget about the economic damage done to the United States, think about the real lives of real people in other countries being taken away for nothing more than profit. How can we wonder for one second why we are despised around the world? We can always say that that government does not represent us, but in the end we do possess the power to stop the ongoing slaughter.
If we do not punish Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld for the war crimes they have committed we will be remembered in history in the same context as the German people of the 1930s and 40s.
God forgive us and help us to right the wrong.