21 Oct 2011

US Government on Libya: Before and After

Big Brother, War on Terror 13 Comments

Here’s President Obama talking about the US government’s goals for Libya. You can safely move the pointer to the 1:00 mark.

Now here’s Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (HT2 LRC):

(You just know those Arab terrorists–the irrational bloodthirsty lovers of violence–are going to misinterpret the second one. So paranoid. “The Americans are out to get us!” Yeah yeah.)

13 Responses to “US Government on Libya: Before and After”

  1. Daniel Kuehn says:

    We are out to get terrorists, aren’t we?

    • Bob Murphy says:

      I’m not, Daniel. If by “we” you mean the US government, I agree they are trying to get some of the terrorists–the ones who don’t play ball with the US government.

      • Daniel Kuehn says:

        The same “we” you mentioned… “the Americans”. I’m not sure why libertarians regularly get upset when I use the first person plural. “We” is as inclusive as “Americans”. Clearly not everyone will agree. “We” still works. At least “we” (as English language speakers) think so.

        • Bob Murphy says:

          OK Daniel, then why were the the Libyans fighting us for months? What the heck was their problem?

          • Joseph Fetz says:

            Their “we” was for some reason not coordinated with our “we”, and a good many “I’s” and “us’s” cropped up against our “we”. Don’t fret, our “we” will annihilate those errant “I” and “us” forces, so that we can forge a more fully integrated “we”.

            I don’t mean to confuse you, but the aim of all of your being should be directed at understanding that it is really “they” and “them” that is the true enemy.

            Got it? Good.

          • Joseph Fetz says:

            I forgot to mention “ours” and “mine” (except in passing). But, that is a struggle for another day.

          • Joseph Fetz says:

            Awww! Darnit, I forgot to mention “yours”. It seems that I am way in over my head.


  2. Rick Hull says:


    Obama: “Broadening our military mission to include regime change would be a mistake.”

  3. Dan says:

    The joy they feel in murdering people is sickening.

    • ArgosyJones says:

      Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.

  4. knoxharrington says:

    This is bad. Not Madeleine Albright saying the deaths of hundreds of thousands of kids was “worth it” bad – but bad nonetheless.

  5. EB says:

    If you have kids watching this site, you should see what comes at the end of the 2nd video.

    • Bob Murphy says:

      You’re right. Clinton brags about killing more than Eazy-E.