When Leon Panetta testified before Congress last year during the Winter of Ghaddafy’s Discontent, he famously said he had no idea who the Libyan rebels were, and he gets his news from Radio, TV and the Huffington Post, which is a well-respected newspaper that’s been published in Huffington, California since shortly after the Gutenberg press was invented.
Naturally, that testimony immediately made Panetta the top, in fact the only, choice to succeed Robert Gates over at DOD. Then, after being on the job at the Pentagon for only 13.7 seconds, he certified to Congress that not only were the Armed Services okay with fighting either in uniform or in drag, with either bayonetting or slapping their foes in the face in a fit of pique, but the sheer diversity within the ranks would make them the greatest fighting force ever known to man.
As winter melted into the Arabian Spring, and further into the long, hot North African summer, culminating in the Fall of Ghaddafy, it is not known whether members of Congress, based on the information provided to them by Panetta and by the Teleprompter of the United States, expected the new Libyan regime to request the US Printing Office to prepare for them copies of the US Constitution to send out to all the tribes over there for ratification. But usually, the outcomes of establishing such things as nation states, or new regimes, are matters of will, having skin of some sort in the game and, shall we say, some direction.
Most of the conscientious and conscious American public with access to information other than that provided by the Most Socialist National Broadcasting Company know that the ones in the MidEast and North Africa getting the most bang for their Iranian bucks are the Islamo-fascists, whether they are called Al Quaida or something else. So we were not shocked, shocked I tell you, upon learning that the fancy name for ‘democracy’ in Libya will be “Sharia”.
Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, the chairman of the National Transitional Council and de fact president, had already declared that Libyan laws in future would have Sharia, the Islamic code, as its “basic source”.
IN a related Libyan disconnected-from-reality story, Hillary Clinton, Secretary of the Sad State of Affairs that is Foggy Bottom, when asked today by Chris Wallace of Fox News about getting Lockerbie Bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi extradited from Libya and returned to prison, had this to say “Uumm, y’know, Chris, uumm, I, umm went, I, umm saw, and I just totally forgot to ask about that. Umm, maybe next time.”……….unexpectedly.