That using the military to oust a murderous thug dictator in 2003 was criminal, and using the military to oust a murderous thug dictator in 2011 was noble.
Obama said the war in Iraq was a dumb war, and a waste of our resources. He was always in favor of going after Bin Laden and the people who actually attacked us. I tend to agree with this point.
I think the 2011 war he was referring to was the six-month bombing campaign we engaged in to overthrow Khadaffi, who didn’t attack us any more than Saddam Hussein.
The point was not about Bin Laden, who, while a murderous thug, was never a leader of any country. The point was about Moammar Gaddafi, who was the "murderous thug dictator" of Libya.
I do too, with one variation. We did not fight WW2 by going after the particular Japanese sailors who attacked Pearl Harbor, and the admiral who commanded them. We went after the people who SENT that fleet after us.
Yes, we got bin Ladin. Big deal. Who SENT bin Ladin? Who gave him shelter (Pakistan)? Who gave him financing and support (wealthy Muslims in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere). We got bin Ladin, but it was a hollow victory because, for political reasons, we ignored the people BEHIND bin Ladin.
So what was Libya all about?