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Obama Praises Libya’s Post-Qaddafi Leaders at U.N. (9/20/2011. Blast to the past)
ny times ^ | 9/20/2011 | HELENE COOPER and NEIL MacFARQUHAR

Posted on 09/13/2012 3:02:17 PM PDT by tobyhill

President Obama on Tuesday extended to Libya’s transitional leader a diplomatic honor never offered his predecessor, meeting formally with Mustafa Abdel-Jalil at the United Nations and heralding the victory of Libyan rebels who brought an end to the 42-year reign of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.

It was not quite a victory lap, but it came pretty close. Mr. Obama credited his new doctrine with helping to topple the man whom Ronald Reagan once famously called the “mad dog of the Middle East.” And he held Libya up as “a lesson in what the international community can achieve when we stand together as one.”

While he cautioned that “we cannot and should not intervene every time there’s an injustice in the world,” Mr. Obama said that the international community’s action in Libya meant that after four decades, Libyan people “can walk the streets, free from a tyrant.”

Mr. Obama announced that the United States was officially reopening its embassy in Tripoli, which was closed in the early days of the conflict. The American ambassador there will be returning, he said. An advance military team has been in the Libyan capital for the past week to prepare for the reopening.

For Mr. Obama, Libya represents a much-needed foreign policy victory in the middle of trying times at home. He initially committed to the American military involvement in Libya only grudgingly, after being pressed by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other members of his administration, and sought to sketch out a limited American role. But even so, the toppling of Colonel Qaddafi allows Mr. Obama to point to Libya as an example of how the United States can balance assistance to the democratic movements across the region against domestic opposition to foreign interventions, particularly during tight economic times.

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1 posted on 09/13/2012 3:02:28 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
Perspective from a UK blog:

Libyagate: US Recognizes Al-Qaeda As Libya’s Official Government (July)

... US has now recognized the Libyan rebels as the country’s “legitimate government” allowing the US to directly fund, arm, and support with US troops, the Al-Qaeda tied war criminals operating out of Benghazi.

...Libyan Rebels are Al-Qaeda –On Record Operating out of the Libyan cities of Benghazi, Darna, and Tobruk, Libyan rebels themselves have admitted that many of their members are drawn from Al Qaeda. The London Telegraph has reported that Libyan rebel leader Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi had admitted many of his fighters had just returned from fighting US forces in Iraq. The Telegraph also reported that Hasidi himself had “earlier fought against “the foreign invasion” in Afghanistan, before being captured in 2002 in Peshwar, in Pakistan. He was later handed over to the US, and then held in Libya before being released in 2008.”

...Pro Gaddafi Soldiers who surrender have been Executed by Rebels in Cold Blood ! Blindfolded, hog-tied, beat, Executed, Hung, beheaded, put on fire, had their bodies mutilated

2 posted on 09/13/2012 3:24:17 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

,,,, disgraceful !

3 posted on 09/13/2012 4:31:49 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: tobyhill

This guy is not the problem, it’s Morsi that is going to be the big problem.

4 posted on 09/13/2012 4:34:53 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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