The hypocrisy of the Left already exists and their double standard is flying high with their irrational support of this what-would-be-silly-if-it-weren't-for-the-dead-people intervention in Libya.
But being consistent by being able to articulate a coherent and non-contradictory world view from which such decisions are derived is a very good thing indeed.Being consistent solely for the sake of consistency is stupid.
Are you going to claim that people are being killed by Gadhaffy? Then you can't ignore that people were being killed by Hussein.
Are you going to claim that world oil supplies are at risk because of the revolt in Libya? Outside of the fact that Libya doesn't contribute that much anyway, there's the problem you people have with the fools that spent the last two decades chanting "no blood for oil", fools that are on your side.
Are you going to claim the French are stealing the mantle of "World Leader" from the US? Well, whatever, that's a damn silly thing if you are.
You need to articulate your reasons for your response on this poll and leave it up to others to decide if your making sense or not.
Simply declaring "situations are different" isn't sufficient. Everyone knows circumstances always change. You have to describe what the differences are and why you feel they're sufficiently divergent to support what are clearly contradictory positions that on their face have no motivation but blind partisan loyalty.
Maintaining the "proper" entangling alliances was the motivation behind the invasion of Iraq, too.The US does have an interest in our actions in Libya, which is that it is improve our foreign relations with a number of our allies alone. If it helps to create regime change that is more friendly towards us, that would be awesome too.