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[2016] President Obama: Libya aftermath 'worst mistake' of presidency
BBC ^ | 11 April 2016 | staff

Posted on 08/01/2018 9:20:34 PM PDT by SpaceBar

US President Barack Obama has said failing to prepare for the aftermath of the ousting of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi was the worst mistake of his presidency.

Mr Obama was answering a series of questions on the highs and lows of his time in office on Fox News.

He said, however, that intervening in Libya had been "the right thing to do".

The US and other countries carried out strikes designed to protect civilians during the 2011 uprising.

But after the former Libyan leader was killed, Libya plunged into chaos with militias taking over and two rival parliaments and governments forming.

So-called Islamic State (IS) gained a foothold, and Libya became a major departure point for migrants trying to reach Europe.

A UN-backed national unity government arrived in the capital Tripoli earlier this month but is waiting to take charge.

The leader of the faction ruling western Libya has threatened to prosecute any of his ministers who co-operate with the UN-backed administration, contradicting an earlier announcement the ministers would stand down.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2016; benghazi; flashback; hillary; libya; obama; obamalibya; rop
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Two year old article that is relevant given current plans to "fix" Libya. Ozero is a war criminal amongst other things. He bombed the shit out of a non-aggressor nation then just walked away.
1 posted on 08/01/2018 9:20:34 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

Syria is a worse mess, thank, Obama


2 posted on 08/01/2018 9:23:10 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: SpaceBar

Illegal war by an illegal usurper.


3 posted on 08/01/2018 9:25:41 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: SpaceBar

I suppose we should be grateful that the arrogant one ever admitted a single mistake.


4 posted on 08/01/2018 9:26:52 PM PDT by YCTHouston
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To: SpaceBar

Shut up jackass. Your entire presidency was a mistake. Go away, please go away.


5 posted on 08/01/2018 9:28:24 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: SpaceBar

Wha-ha-ha-haaat??? The Missiah admits he made mistakes? Do tell.


6 posted on 08/01/2018 9:28:56 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no gstandards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SpaceBar

Where was he when the calls for help came in?

What was he doing when the calls for help came in?


7 posted on 08/01/2018 9:29:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: SpaceBar

Well, that’s what happens when all the government cares about is the Clintoons stealing kadaffy’s gold.


8 posted on 08/01/2018 9:30:02 PM PDT by 867V309 (Lock Her Up)
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To: SpaceBar

Well, he did get the best advice he could get, from the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD!!!

What the —— did he expect?

It cost Mubarak his power too, a man that was a very decent ally of ours.

Then he had the brilliance to jump in, arming and funding the good al Qaeda.

Where does the Left find idiots like Obama?


9 posted on 08/01/2018 9:31:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs)
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To: BenLurkin

Where was he when the calls for help came in?

What was he doing when the calls for help came in?
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Those questions need to be directed to Hussein’s “special assistant” Reggie Love.


10 posted on 08/01/2018 9:32:32 PM PDT by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
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To: YCTHouston

Obama’s 8 years of achievements:

Lost strategic ground to Russia, China, North Korea and Iran.

Lost US credibility with all allies.

Lost US Superpower status and deterrent.

Led “from behind” with “Soft power”.

Created serious, Domestic racial divide.

Fueled radical organizations like BLM.

Degraded US Law enforcement effectiveness and did not support Law and Police officials.

Signed a Munich style capitulation agreement with Iran.

Let Iran & Russia humiliate US forces.

Lost Libya, Ukraine, Syria, China Sea, etc.

Appointed nincompoop Secretaries of State.

Won the Nobel Peace Prize for...nobody knows.

The list goes on and on unfortunately.


11 posted on 08/01/2018 9:35:13 PM PDT by Netz ( and looking for a way ti IMPROVE mankind.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Where does the GOP find idiots like McCain, Graham and Rubio that assisted him?


12 posted on 08/01/2018 9:35:42 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: SpaceBar

I would have thought that leaving four Americans to die in a make-shift embassy, with no real security, while trying to deal with a bad situation that you created, would have been considered the worst mistake of your presidency.


13 posted on 08/01/2018 9:38:28 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: SpaceBar

Any “mistakes” made during this ass’s (p)residency were made by Valerie Jarrett. This fool was controlled by her, and if he denies it, he’s a liar.


14 posted on 08/01/2018 9:39:32 PM PDT by laweeks
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His worse mistake was mismanaging the military and choosing subordinates who actively worked to dismantle its excellence.


15 posted on 08/01/2018 9:53:09 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard ( Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: SpaceBar

not a scandal, though.


16 posted on 08/01/2018 9:54:42 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: SpaceBar
US President Barack Obama has said failing to prepare for the aftermath of the ousting of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi was the worst mistake of his presidency.

His direct actions in league with Hillary Clinton is what made Libya the disaster it is today that is anti American. Khadiffy had caputulated to the West two years prior and was no longer a problem. He voluntarily turned over his covert nuclear program to the West. Libya at this point was not a problem though ruled by a despot. Obama and Clinton blew this up as they did in Syria. Why in the hell did we attack Kaddify whom was at this point not a threat but a defacto ally?

One must never forget that the beginning of the Syrian Civil War it was with the 100% backing of Obama, Clinton and that damned John McCain. They have much blood on their hands.

Syria was zero threat to us and credible but minor threat to Israel that could take her out in a brief moment dependent if conventional or nuclear.

Obama, Clinton, and McCain blew up the Middle East, but in all fairness Bush II should be included. When Bush II took out the despot Sadam he in his total idiocy assumed he could instill democracy in a Muslim State. Bush was an idiot and layed the seeds for Al-Queda to thrive in the Mid East.

Democracy will never work in a strict Muslim nation as the tenets of the Muslim religion forbid the democratic rule of the people and only theocratic rule is acceptable.

17 posted on 08/01/2018 9:54:58 PM PDT by cpdiii (Cane Cutter, Deckhand,Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist: THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: SpaceBar

His entire presidency was the worst mistake of his presidency.


18 posted on 08/01/2018 9:55:43 PM PDT by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
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Your list of Obama failures would make him seem an idiot. Obama is not an idiot. He is a socialist if not Marxists and all his failures were actually great victories for a socialist Marxist that has zero belief in our constitution.


19 posted on 08/01/2018 10:01:02 PM PDT by cpdiii (Cane Cutter, Deckhand,Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist: THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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His presidency was one long mistake, but there’s plenty of blame to spread around for that disaster.


20 posted on 08/01/2018 10:05:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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