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David Gregory Asks About Humanitarian Double Standard Justifying Libyan Attacks But Not How We Can Afford It

David Gregory did actually ask Admiral Mike Mullen about the double standard we have when it comes to justifying our military getting involved in Libya's civil war, but ignoring what's going on in Bahrain. What he failed to ask him about is how we
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David Gregory did actually ask Admiral Mike Mullen about the double standard we have when it comes to justifying our military getting involved in Libya's civil war, but ignoring what's going on in Bahrain. What he failed to ask him about is how we can afford to be starting another war when as John Boehner says, "We're broke." If we can't afford to pay our teachers and trash collectors and firefighters, where are we getting the money to drop more bombs on people's heads?

True to form, Gregory didn't mention it.

GREGORY: Is this in our vital interest as a country?

MULLEN: It's-- I think the President's made it very clear that-- our national interests-- are tied to a country that is so close-- to us-- in the Mediterranean, that borders Egypt-- and Tunisia, two countries that are also undergoing significant change as we speak. And-- and clearly the focus on the humanitarian piece-- in terms of-- someone who has massacred his people in the past and preventing that. In that regard it is.

GREGORY: But there are also questions about the double standard here. Why do we make a move on Libya and yet in Bahrain where Saudis send troops in to help a monarchy we stand back?

MULLEN: Well, again, this mission is very focused-- on-- on Libya. And we're payin' a lot of attention to what's goin' on in Bahrain and-- and in the Persian Gulf as well. And the other thing is each one of these countries-- I think is different. We've tried to focus on it in a different way.

We've had a great friendship with Bahrain for-- for many, many decades so-- we've got-- one of our main Naval base-- bases are there. And-- we're workin' hard to-- to support that in a way. To certainly-- see a peaceful outcome there in terms of how it evolves when-- the Bahraini people are asking for change as well.

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