The Foreign Policy Initiative, one of the heads from the now defunct neoconservative Hydra called the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), has written an open letter to President Obama calling for the US and their allies in NATO to take action against Gaddafi in Libya.
Most people throughout the world would agree that action does indeed need to taken to end the slaughter there; but would not the earnestness of genuine humanitarian sentiment have far more credibility if the call for action to stop the slaughter in Libya came from people other than the neocons suggesting what the American president should do? After all, this letter is signed by the same people who organised and pushed for the war against the Iraqi people; a war that killed hundreds of thousands if not over million Iraqi people and displaced millions more while at the same time all but destroying the infrastructure of an entire nation – and all just to get rid of Saddam Hussein. If those same neocons are pushing for action on Libya then you just know that they have some ulterior motive for doing so other than sincerely caring about the future of your average Libyan.
If I were a Libyan, the last bunch of people I’d want interfering with my struggle for self-determination against a tyrant would be the same bunch of neocons that have already been responsible for the destruction of at least one other Arab nation.