Thingish Things

Go, Hillary!

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Oct• 20•11

President Obama and NATO will receive due credit for the long-overdue dispatching of crazy, Libyan strong-man Mohammar Gadhafi.  But the real credit, objectively, belongs to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

It was Mrs. Clinton who went out on the line — way out on the line — to convince the President that airstrikes in support of the Libyan rebels were worth the risk. She ruffled a lot of feathers doing it, and today she is vindicated. (Let’s just pray Libya doesn’t get worse post-Mohammar.) Had the U. S. not intervened when it did — which was almost too late in the game — the rebels would be hanging from lampposts in Tripoli today, no question about it.

Crazy Colonel Gadhafi has been a thorn in the side of the U.S. for so long  that it’s almost hard to think of the world without him.  But what is even stranger to think — in sort of a deliciously funny way — is who ended up being responsible for Gadhafi ‘s demise.

Can you imagine someone telling you 20 years ago that it would be Hillary Clinton? Bespeckled, Wellesley-educated, Watergate Committee staffer Hillary Rodham Clinton? Can you imagine telling Muhammar Gaddhaffi that back then? He probably would have found it so unbelievably funny that he would have spared your life. Almost as unbelievably funny as someone telling me 10 years ago that I would one day write the following two words, and mean them to the depth of my soul: Go, Hillary!

What a strange, strange world we live in. 

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  1. Me says:

    Are you sucking up to me, Billy?

    Keep it coming:-)

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