Monday, March 21, 2011
I always love when establishment journalists panic in the face of common sense. She will grasp at anything, most easily the standard tripe parroted in the media, to keep from admitting that the only reason to attack Libya, perhaps one of the less bad dictatorships in a sea of Western-installed or backed dictatorships that all treat their populations brutally, is BP's oil interests in the country. Paraphrase:
Galloway: The only reason we're in Libya is to protect BP's oil interests.
Journalist: But mustn't we do something to help the Libyan population?
Galloway: Well, sure, if we could afford it, but we can't even help our own population or the subject populations of our buddy-dictators in the Middle East. And it's not our real focus anyway, it's just a cover.
Journalist: But, but our buddy-dictators who are equally brutal to their own populations say they want us to invade Libya!
Galloway: Indeed, isn't that an argument against an invansion?
Journalist: So you're just saying we shouldn't interact with anyone.
Galloway: I'm saying that any engagement we have with these countries needs to be a consistent attempt to push them all in a more humanitarian direction.
Journalist: But, but.... but the sky is blue! ...You're not saying anything....!
Galloway: Quite honestly, you're not either.
Journalist: But, but, but I've got to find some reason you're wrong to avoid cognitive dissonance! Or maybe I do work for a bunch of serial-murdering psychopathic fascists?