The Royal Surgeon writes in hypodermically (trust me, it didn’t work on me and Dat Ho ran screaming from the castle) to comment on this post:
GorT,Lovely email on the discrepancies of the Obama Administration’s Middle East Foreign Policy.The little resident asks me about what’s going on in the Middle East when we watch the news with a particular interest in Libya.I have a devil of a time coming up with an explanation that makes sense to her (or me for that matter). At least with Afghanistan and Iraq, I would be able to give her one-liners (which are oversimplifications):Afghanistan – There were really bad people in charge and they let Bin-Laden, who blew up the World Trade Center train terrorists there. Now we’re trying to help the people in charge build a freer society.Iraq – There was this really bad man in charge, he’s hurt his neighbors in the past and he was pretending that he had WMD’s and wouldn’t follow the rules the UN requested of him. We ousted him and are helping his people build a freer society even though their neighbors are trying to keep us from doing so. The silly part is we’re pretending the neighbors that are doing it are locals who don’t like us.As I said the little med student gets these situation and our reaction to them.This is the best Dr. J. could come up with regarding Libya:Libya – There’s this bad guy, Qaddafi, who used to be really bad and after 9/11 was acting less bad because he was scared we’d kick him out. After the Egypt thing a mix of good and bad people started to protest, and so he decided to hurt them. They fought back. So we’re helping the the good and bad guys that don’t like the Qaddafi, but we’re not helping them enough to win, just enough to drag things out. We may or may not be trying to kill Qaddafi, but we’re pretending like we’re not.Using this explanation – the little resident’s reaction was, “Why bother?”Best,Dr. J.
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