Now it suddenly matters who the rebels are

Larry T. writes:

Look at this latest imbecility:

WASHINGTON—The U.S. agreed to NATO’s request for a 48-hour extension of American participation in coalition airstrikes against targets in Libya and U.S. lawmakers cautioned Sunday the allies need to know more about the rebels fighting Moammar Gadhafi’s forces before providing them with weapons.

In other words, we know enough about them to help them defeat Gadhafi’s forces by aerial bombardment, but we don’t know them well enough to provide them with weapons. Sheesh!

That reminds me of a lady I worked with long ago. She became engaged to marry. Her fiance later asked for money so he could settle his debts before they were married. The lady told him she didn’t know him well enough to lend him money. I don’t remember if they actually went through with the wedding.

LA replies:

When a policy is conceived on the basis of standards that are the product of the whim of a moment, it’s to be expected that each additional stage in that policy will also be decided by standards that are the product of the whim of the moment.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 03, 2011 10:00 PM | Send

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