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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tying The Democrats In Knots

I wonder what the "Code Pink" wing of the Democratic Party thinks of the latest news out of the Obama administration.

No sooner had this headline appeared ...

Hillary Clinton hails 'Libya's victory'

... than the details of that victory began to emerge:
Libya’s NTC under fire over killings
By Borzou Daragahi and James Blitz, Financial Times

Libya’s National Transitional Council came under mounting pressure on Monday to explain the behaviour of its forces on the ground after a human rights group said it had discovered the bodies of 53 pro-Gaddafi loyalists at a hotel in the city of Sirte.

In a development that raises renewed questions about how tight a grip the NTC has on militia groups, Human Rights Watch said the victims – some of whom had their hands bound – appeared to have been killed a week ago.

Announcing the discovery of the 53 bodies, Peter Bouckaert, HRW’s emergencies director, said: “Some had their hands bound behind their backs when they were shot. [link]
Said our former cookie baker-in-chief of Libya's "victory":

"I am proud to stand here on the soil of a free Tripoli and on behalf of the American people I congratulate Libya. This is Libya's moment, this is Libya's victory, the future belongs to you."

Well, those of "you" who survive the death squads anyway.

We are to be proud of this ... accomplishment, right?