Whatever happened to “war is hell”?
Dozens of women have rallied in the Libyan capital to pressure the new government to do more to help women raped during the country’s civil war.
Some 60 women sang and chanted slogans outside the office of Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib on Saturday. They said the government, in its focus to help wounded soldiers, is failing to help women sexually assaulted by Muammar Qaddafi’s forces during the war.
There are no official figures on the number of women raped during the eight-month war that toppled Qaddafi’s regime, but the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor has said there is evidence indicating hundreds of cases.
Bush was held to account for the “collateral damage” in his wars—usually inflated wildly, as in the Lancet projections.
But Obama has sashayed in and tipped over apple carts like he was making strudel, and no one mentions that radical Islam and radical rape are on the march across Araby. The only countries in the region not outrightly hostile to Israel and the West are Greece and Israel itself.
I would ordinarily sign off with “heckuva job, Bambi”, but it occurred to me this is the same careless, reckless behavior he’s exhibited at home. Ruinous stimulus packages and unaffordable and unenforceable socialized medicine deals are the rule, not the exception. Not to get all Mark Steyn on you, but I don’t know if it matters anymore who wins in 2012. We’re already as screwed as the unfortunate women of Libya, and there ain’t no way to get our virtue back.
Heckuva job, Bambi.