The Great Betrayal by Daniel Greenfield

The Great Betrayal by Daniel Greenfield

By September, long after NATO had entered the conflict, the rebels were claiming tens of thousands dead, but morgue records showed that the dead on both sides actually numbered in the hundreds. The International Red Cross put the number of missing persons at around a thousand. The largest mass grave found had 34 bodies.

The Abu Salim Prison Massacre of armed rioting inmates, some of them Islamic terrorists, was not a massacre of innocent civilians. It was more like the local version of the Attica prison riot, with an exaggerated body count which Obama quoted without any confirmation. When the Libyan rebels unveiled the site of the mass grave, a CNN team found that the bones there were too large to have come from human beings and were likely animal remains.

Nothing the Bush Administration had been accused of doing in conducting the Iraq mission came close to this byzantine level of deception. If Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair had attempted to fight a dual war with Iraq, one conducted by NATO under a UN mandate to protect Iraqi civilians, and another outside the mandate, the critics of the Iraq war would have been up in arms. But since it was their president who was carrying on the deceptions and the war, they let it pass.

Congress had never appropriated any funds for the Libyan War. Instead Caroline D. Krass, the head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, wrote up a memo arguing that the War Powers Resolution only applies to “prolonged and substantial military engagements”. It was a view however that Krass herself did not agree with. Instead Obama had the head of the Office of Legal Counsel stating a legal position that even she did not think was actually legal.

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Daniel Greenfield

Daniel Greenfield is a columnist and investigative journalist. He is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He writes extensively about politics in the United States and Islamic terrorism around the world.

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