Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Figures. Bush’s Iraqi Coalition of Willing Had 4 TIMES AS MANY Active Members Than Obama’s Libya Group

George Bush put together a 48 member coalition for the Iraq War in 2003.

40 of those members supported military operations.

In April 2003, the list was updated to include 49 countries, though it was reduced to 48 after Costa Rica objected to its inclusion. Of the 48 states on the list, three contributed troops to the invasion force (the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland). An additional 37 countries provided some number of troops to support military operations after the invasion was complete.

Then there’s Mr. Internationalist’s coalition…
Barack Obama was only able to find 10 countries who would sign up for military action in Libya.

Of the 35 countries that are supposed to be supporting the implementation of a no-fly zone, just ten of them have signed up for military action. And of those, three – Britain, France and America – are undertaking the lion’s share of the sorties. So much for international consensus.

But despite the facts… Obama continues to attack President Bush for his unilateralist policies.
And, of course, the state-run media lets him.