In his weekly address on Saturday, President Obama defended the U.S. military attacks on Libya on the grounds that he is protecting the Libyan people from Gaddafi.
This reminds me of one of George W. Bush's excuses for attacking Iraq, once his WMD story was proven false. Bush insisted that we needed to protect the Iranian people from Saddam Hussein.
Apparently, American presidents, Democrat and Republican, seem to think it's our job to spend tax dollars "protecting" the rest of the world, even as so many people here at home are unemployed and hungry. Who is going to protect us?