Obama sang the joys of non-violent change, but picked … well, an odd example or two:
“The Qaddafi regime is over…. Osama bin Laden is gone, and the idea that change could only come through violence has been buried with him.” (emphasis added.)
Er, maybe the President doesn’t recall this, but Qaddafi’s regime is only “over” — we hope — because NATO bombed the hell out of his army and Libyans fought a war of rebellion for the last several months. …What is that if not “change through violence”? And for that matter, we didn’t exactly end Osama bin Laden’s career as a terrorist through FTD arrangements and a box of chocolates, either.