News media fails to ask Obama why he doesn't credit Dubya for Libya being "nuke-free"!
Are there significant numbers of Americans who recall that it was our capture of Saddam Hussein (in the course of Operation Iraqi Freedom launched by Bush after obtaining Congressional approval) that prompted Ghadafy (a) to disclose to the West the massive and highly-advanced extent of his ultra-secret nuclear-weapons program and (b) to permit the United States to completely dismantle the program?
When will SOMEBODY in the news media ask Obama why he refuses to credit George W. Bush for Libya's Qadhaffi NOT HAVING NUKES TODAY? When will SOMEBODY in the news media present this information to the public as part of the historical context affording Obama the luxury today of knowing Libya doesn't have a nuclear weapons program? How about the fact that Bush 43 made it impossible for Saddam to be around today with his own nuclear program? These are not peripheral or irrelevant matters as we confront Ghadafy (may his spellings be many) today.
Other than tea-party people, are there significant numbers of Americans that even know (or remember) that it was our troops' capture of Saddam Hussein (in the course of Operation Iraqi Freedom launched by Bush after obtaining Congressional approval) that prompted Ghadafy (a) to disclose to the West the massive and highly-advanced extent of his ultra-secret nuclear-weapons program and (b) to permit the United States to completely dismantle the program?
It's long past time for SOMEBODY in the "news" media to bring these undisputed facts into the reportage-- ESPECIALLY in light of Obama's speech earlier tonight (March 28, 2011) in which he not-so-tacitly but oh-so-arrogantly trashed Bush 43 for having launched Operation Iraqi Freedom in the first place. It's enough to make one throw one's shoes at the television screen while simultaneously attempting to avoid vomiting.
As a refresher course for those reporters in the "news" media who seem to have become smitten with amnesia on the subject, please go to http://PoliSat.Com/VictoryByAnyOtherName.htm. Readers of this column should do likewise. When you get there, read the update at the top and then fast-forward the video (which I concede is much too long) to 7:03 and watch it to the end. Then send the link to that page to every reporter you know and ask each one: (a) why he/she hasn't included in his/her reportage this fact that is highly material to the lesser scope of risk our country, the world and Obama face today than would otherwise be the case and (b) why he/she hasn't asked Obama why he hasn't already made this point to the American people (and to the world) with credit to Bush, to America and especially to our troops (instead of tacitly, if not overtly, trashing Bush for having toppled Saddam and thereby pretending that absent Bush 43 we couldn't be facing a Middle East with both Saddam and Qadhaffi having nuclear-weapons programs today).
It's also useful for everyone to be reminded what the world would look like today if Bush 43 had NOT toppled Saddam Hussein. See the two images immediately below:
The news media's willingness to completely ignore this is just one of countless manifestations of the extent to which they are willing to carry water for Obama (and or the left generally). They don't speak "truth to power"; they speak for power when the power is on the left. It's not only disgusting, it's dangerous for the media to be so complicit in perpetuating ignorance.
Jim Wrenn is Editor and Washington Bureau Drawer Chief at PoliSat.Com.
Biography - Jim Wrenn
Jim is a proud descendant of 18th Century criminal exiles from England who swam to the Outer Banks when the British ship taking them to a Georgia penal colony sank in a storm near Cape Hatteras. Having the prescience to prevent their descendants from becoming "TarHeels," they immediately migrated to Virginia, where, within just a few generations they worked their way up into poverty. Jim's grandfather was the first in the family tree to see the distant horizons, but his career was cut short by severe injuries he sustained when a cousin cut down the tree.
After a brief stint in the Amry (ours) following graduation from law school, he began his legal career in the state bureaucracy but was never able to break into the federal bureaucracy. Several years later, he entered the private practice of law and co-founded a small law publishing company. Later, finding the publishing of small laws unstimulating and finding his private practice too private to be lucrative, he began writing political satire/commentary. His greatest vice is taking himself too seriously.
Although he regularly teaches Continuing Legal Education courses to lawyers, he's too-often available through he Rubber Chicken Speakers Bureau to speak on politics, satire, etc., at luncheons, dinners, root canals, funerals, etc. His speaking fees are so outrageously high they border on criminal price-gouging, but as a free-market advocate, he defends his fees on the higher moral ground of charging whatever the traffic will bear. For more information (surely more than one would want or need), go to www.PoliSat.Com.