Unless Western powers, and not a ragtag group of rebels, are prepared for an on-the-ground invasion, we will continue to merely deplore what the Syrian regime is doing against its people.
For the man devoid of an ounce of compassion, an ounce of lead was a fitting end. Moammar Gaddafi, 'The Desert Lion,' is
Already there is speculation as to whether Gaddafi's death will boost the Obama's approval rating, which hit a new low last week of 41 per cent (his popularity soared to 60 per cent after the killing of Osama). I'd bet that Obama won't get too much bounce from this one: The Seal Team 6 operation that destroyed Osama was brave and laudable; by contrast, there was something deeply sickening about seeing the bloodied Gadaffi being set upon by a chanting mob. Reacting to these images, HuffPost contributor Tarek Fatah bemoaned the onset of an Arab Winter. On a less ghoulish note, in a blog published on Tuesday, entitled "Jamie Hubley Didn't Have to Die," lawyer Josh Scheinert implored Canadians to follow the "It Gets Better Project." And then lo and behold, a group of Conservative MPs got together and released an anti-bullying video, in memory of Hubley, entitled guess what? "It Gets Better."
Civil liberties types worry about how Gaddafi died. What does it matter? He's gone, and that's the bottom line. Arguably, the last thing anyone should have wanted was Gaddafi put on trial, which would almost certainly have become a disruptive circus and fiasco.
Barack Obama refused to take the lead, but offered support if other countries bit the bullet, so to speak, and led the way. Our politial leaders insisted we were shooting up Libya to protect civilians, not in an effort to replace Gaddafi's oppressive regime. Nonsense, but that's international diplomacy.
OTTAWA - Canada's military mission in Libya is expected to end by early November following Thursday's death of Moammar Gadhafi