The media complex have determined President Obama and his administration are doing nothing about Libya. Duh! The president could not pull together
During the Rwanda massacre that started April 7, 1994 and lasting until mid-July, taking the lives of an estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans, the media did not accuse President Bill Clinton of "not acting fast enough."
To satisfy their Reality Show thirst for instant gratification, the media expects President Obama to hold press conferences everyday, and hand out packets of classified information. The same incurious media and pundits sat idly by and let the George Bush administration tell them that Saddam Hussein was developing WMDs. Bush said Hussein was responsible for the 9/11 bombings. The media did not protest the lie. They drank every word that Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rove, Rumsfeld and Powell told them.
Had the media hunkered down, committed itself to investigative reporting, they would have learned that the Bush administration lied. Instead, the media complex were too busy bragging about the swaggering cowboy in the White House. He was their hero. Given they were so lackadaisical during Bush's eight years in office, the media are attempting to make President Obama pay for their laziness and idolizing of Bush.
Politicians from both sides on the fence have said they did not have enough “information” about the Libyan situation. Therefore, they cannot say with certainty what they would do. They say they do not understand President Obama's goal or plan of action. Dennis Kucinich, a 2007 presidential loser, is calling for impeaching the President.
Hundreds of slaughtered Rwandans lay on a roadside, piled on top of each other. Even more bloated bodies of men, women and children floated in rivers like canoes.
In Rwanda, 1994, it took 100 days for a mass genocide to happen. Hutu hoodlums hunted and killed Rwandans in the small East African nation. Bill Clinton and the United Nations did nothing. Maybe that's because the clandestine 1993 “humanitarian” attack on Somalia to remove from power, Gen. Mohamad Farrah Ardid, ended in failure. Eighteen American soldiers were killed; 77 wounded. Clinton had to square himself with angry White voters and politicians at home, who were pissed to the gill. He made a choice to back off of the Rwanda massacre.
"From the very start the United States resisted intervention in Rwanda because of national interests, higher priorities and domestic and bureaucratic politics. Moreover, during the three months of killing, the U.S. blocked several opportunities, short of intervention, that could have diminished the slaughter." Frontline, Ghost of Rwanda.
Michael Sheehan, Peacekeeping adviser to Madeleine Albright, said on Frontline, "And I can tell you, having remembered very clearly, there was no one within the United States political spectrum in that period that was calling for an American-led intervention -- no one in the Congress, no one in the executive branch, no one in the military, no one in the press.
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Albright said, "The tragedy in Rwanda was so quick, that I am not sure there was time for a major voice in it. Also, again, I think what's important is to see it within the context of the other things that were happening. Somalia, and watching Americans be dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, was a searing event. Trying to figure out how to deal with the results of that, the lessons learned, and then the lessons don't apply exactly to another situation -- I think it was a very troubling time, in terms of decision making generally. It's that the information wasn't there, and the wherewithal wasn't there to do it."
As I recall, the media refused to classify the Rwanda massacre an act of genocide. The death total was not large enough to classify as genocide, it was concluded. Media reporting was extremely sparse. It was a civil war between African rivals. Why waste time reporting on it. Clinton apologized in 1998 for turning his head. That was too late for the 500,000 to 1,000,000,000 Rwandans who lost their lives for no reason other than politics and power.
Clinton did not want to appear too concerned about Rwanda, especially after the Somalia incident in which the lifeless bodies of three dead Americans were dragged through the streets Mogadishu to loud cheers. So now President Obama must pay for the ineffectiveness of prior presidents. The media and pundits are not missing a beat this time.