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DavidL's Breakfast Scramble

Dumbo’s Disaster, Victor Davis Hanson on what it wrong with Barack Obama’s war of choice on  Libya, from National Review [1]:

4) Aims and Objectives: Fact: We are now and then bombing Libyan ground targets in order to enhance [2] the chances of rebel success in removing or killing Qaddafi. Fiction: We are not offering ground support but only establishing a no-fly zone, and have no desire to force by military means Qaddafi to leave. Questions: Is our aim, then, a reformed Qaddafi? A permanently revolutionary landscape? A partitioned, bisected nation? What is the model? Afghanistan? Mogadishu? The 12-year no-fly-zone in Iraq? A Mubarak-like forced exile? Who are the rebels?  Westernized reformers? Muslim Brotherhood types? A mix? Who knows? Who cares?

VDH lists six more reasons.

Dumbo loses Stewart, you know Dumbo’s Disaster in Libya is going bad went both George Will and John Stewart are hitting from the same side.   From Hat tip: Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post [3]

President Obama has been alternating between ignoring the Libya war and denying there is one. His latest utterance underscores the administration’s muddled approach:


We are leading, that is coordinating, the effort, and our failure to remove Moammar Gaddafi will be a defeat for America, not simply for Obama’s beloved “international community.”

And frankly, when a liberal president loses Jon Stewart, something’s really gone off the rails:

Men, women, different, Mother Nature is not a feminist, from Heather Wilhelm, RCP [4]:

Women are likely going nuts for a number of reasons. For instance, it’s quite tiring and stressful, not to mention impossible, to try to have the brilliant job, the perfect family, shiny hair and manicured hands. Some women say they want total “equality” but still want guys to pick up the check. But perhaps another reason women are losing it is that they’re repeatedly told that they’re no different than men-and many believe it, particularly in the realm of sex.

This, of course, is clearly not true. Not in the realm of biology, as “Manning Up” reminds us; not in the realm of emotional health-a new book, “Premarital Sex in America,” details the heightened correlation between female promiscuity and depression; and not even in terms of interpersonal communication. The irony is that many of the “empowered” true believers, certain we’re all androgynous frat boys now, often end up catering to the child-man’s every whim.

Equality and fairness are words and not a biological concepts.