Posted on | July 25, 2011 | 47 Comments
Which is to say, it’s a pathetic joke:
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs’ pronouncement today that Libya is a “stalemate” would, I think, have gotten a bit more attention but for the debt debate.
We recently passed the four-month anniversary of “Operation Odyssey Dawn,” the U.S.-led air assault on Moammar Qaddafi’s regime. Now, 128 days later, we’ve got a “stalemate.”
Just as they don’t teach economics at Harvard Law, I guess they don’t teach military history there, either. So we pissed away hundreds of billions in neo-Keynesian “stimulus” spending without creating a recovery, and now we’ve wasted hundreds of millions in bombs and missiles without defeating the enemy — who, it’s worth pointing out, posed no threat to the U.S. or its allies.
You know who’s smiling now? Jimmy Carter.
Because Jimmy’s well on his way to becoming the second-worst president in American history.
UPDATE II: Fred Thompson on Twitter: