March 21, 2011

AS DELICIOUS AS THE SUDDENLY WAR POWERS RIGHT AND THE UNILATERAL LEFT:

Arab hypocrisy on Libya (Daily Star, March 22, 2011)

The Arab embarrassment in the matter, however, does not end with mere inaction. The Western warplanes had barely landed after their first sorties when Arab League chief Amr Moussa began criticizing the strikes. Moussa, of course, was not alone. Arab disunity hardly counts as news; the hypocrisy of the backtracking was the truly nauseating part.

The Arab world bleats incessantly about U.S. and Western colonialism and imperialism; but when Arab leaders needed help in an emergency, they went begging to the West. Once the help came, many reverted to accepting the unproven view of a bloodthirsty mass murderer – Gadhafi – that civilians were killed.

Arab bosses have obviously not yet learned that if action is necessary and justified, then they should act. If they ask others to act on their behalf, then those actors become their partners, and the consequences of action are their responsibility, too.


It's a tsunami of hypocrisy out there.


Posted by at March 21, 2011 6:56 PM
  

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