Deciders

September 5, 2008

Condi Rice to Dine With Terr’st Muammar Gaddafi

I said I was sorry, now buy our oil!

I said I was sorry, now buy our oil!

Swingin’ single and U.S. Secretary of State Condi Rice will break bread with terrorist leader Muammar Gaddafi, of Libya, this weekend. Never mind the fact that (r)epukes constantly criticize Obama’s reported willingness to sit down and chat with leaders of nations hostile to U.S. interests. Libya has apologized for the Lockerbie bombing which killed 180 Americans in 1988, and that means he’s A-OK with the Bush crowd. After all, Libya has plenty of oil, and the Bushies never have a problem putting their thirst for more oil before American lives.

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/09/05/africa/rice.php

5 Comments »

  1. Hmmm…How did you feel about normalizing relations with Vietnam? Or Japan, Italy and Germany? At what point after a conflict ends does it become OK to talk with somebody again? Is the time frame different when it’s not a Democrat doing it? I think there’s a difference between the U.S. Secretary of State having a discussion with a beaten enemy of a previous decade and the POTUS having open discussions without preconditions with the heads or figureheads of currently actively hostile nations.

    I’m actually not sure how I feel about the latter. I do know it’s not comparable to Rice’s visit to Libya though.

    Comment by jonolan — September 5, 2008 @ 7:51 pm | Reply

  2. Hmmm…your examples are not applicable to this particular situation. Here’s the diff. In Japan (see 8/14/1945), Italy (see Italian Campaign- World War II), Germany (see Potsdam Conference) and Vietnam (see Paris Peace Accord), an end was declared in combat operations in those areas. Dick(face) Cheney and dubs have told us that the war on terr’r will never end. Once a terr’st, always a terr’st. That is what the neocons have taught me. Where is their hard-assed international posturing now? Oh that’s right, all that shit takes a backseat to potential oil deals negotiated with “former” terr’sts.

    PEACE

    Comment by deciders — September 6, 2008 @ 5:46 pm | Reply

  3. Actually, “once a terrorist, always a terrorist” has rarely been applied to national leaders who supported terrorism, just the beasts doing the dirty work themselves. Therefor, the analogies seem quite applicable. We defeated Gaddafi and he straightened his act up.

    Now, if you’re actually talking about the hypocrisy of NOT applying the same standards to nations as we do their proxies I’ll agree with you.

    Comment by jonolan — September 7, 2008 @ 10:18 am | Reply

  4. Jonolan,

    I was speaking of both leaders and their proxies. The jury is still out on Gaddafi, in my opinion. How can we be so sure he has straightened his act up? What proof is there that this man who once supported terrorism won’t do so again?

    PEACE

    Comment by deciders — September 10, 2008 @ 1:43 am | Reply

  5. Who promptly gave up his WMDs the week after Reagan took office; turned away from war and embraced PEACE!

    And yes, similarly to Roosevelt meeting with Stalin, who murdered 100,000,000 people. Pales in comparison with 4,000 who are really working on bringing Peace to Muslims in Iraq and the mid-east.

    Comment by Chief RZ — September 26, 2008 @ 12:48 pm | Reply


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