Saddam Hussein: Dictator for 24 years.
Muammar Gaddafi: Dictator for 42 years.
Bush got Congressional approval for attack on Iraq.
Obama did not get Congressional approval for attack on Libya.
Bush gave exact date attacks would start (allowing for civilians to evacuate) along with option for Saddam Hussein to leave to avoid attacks.
Obama launched attacks without warning (not giving civilians times to evacuate) with no option for peace by asking Gaddafi to step down.
Sorry liberals. You can’t have it both ways on this one. Either both Bush and Obama were wrong, or both Bush and Obama were right. You can’t have one be right and one be wrong just because of their political party. This is what you get for basing your entire ideology on the hatred of Bush for 8 long years. It has come back to bite you with the painful sting of cognitive dissonance. Granted, there are some liberals out there who are at least honest enough to turn on Obama on this one. I think the idiot Michael Moore said Obama should give his peace prize back. I don’t ever want to agree with Michael Moore. The Nobel Peace Prize has long been a joke, just as Obama’s presidency is, so it is only fitting he keep it.
I have no problem with the U.S. helping the cause of liberty by taking out tyrant dictators if there is a chance the people of the nation will then step up and fight for freedom. I do think both Bush and Obama should have demanded Congress make an official declaration of war in each case. So in that regard, both were wrong, and especially the Congress in each case was wrong. Bush’s asking for—and getting—Congressional approval was a start, but go all the way and declare war if they are going to do it! But hopefully Gaddafi will join Hussein as worm food shortly and the Libyan people, like the Iraqi people, can start to move toward a freer way of life for themselves. If Islamic theocracies around the world start to crumble, the world can only become a better, safer place.