This is yuge! Barry admits to an error!
A failure to adequately plan for the aid and governing of Libya after the U.S.-led NATO attacks in 2011 “probably” was his biggest error in office, President Barack Obama said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”
Now he can claim to be perfect to a fault, although I’m guessing there’s a loophole in this admission – an expiration date perhaps – that will leave his legacy error free.
Asked by host Chris Wallace about the “worst mistake” of his soon-to-end White House years, Obama listed the aftermath of the ouster and death of Moammar Qaddafi, even as he defended the intervention.
“Probably failing to plan for the day after,” Obama said – Bloomberg
You just toppled a regime and you “forgot to plan for the day after” – really!? It’s not like “I forgot my Blackberry.”
The Libyan military invention, Barry assured us, would “take days, not weeks.” [wrong] He later told us in a televised address that the military intervention in Libya [wrong] – was intended only to “protect the Libyan people from immediate danger and to establish a no-fly zone” [wrong] and that “broadening our military mission to include regime change would be a mistake.” [apparently wrong] All the while rebel groups were being provided with advanced arms “with the blessing of the Obama administration.”
So how is it that Hillary could announce, with glee, after Qaddafi was taken out that “We came, we saw, he died,” – if regime change was a mistake? Was that a mistake too? If so, what were those Stingers actually intended to do?
So while Barry’s admission of error in Libya was aimed at the right target he seems to have slightly missed the bull's-eye,
butt at least he’s shooting in the right neighborhood.
So let’s review Barry’s top 5 Libyan mistakes, in reverse order:
- #5 forgetting to have an exit plan
- #4 arming the rebels with Stingers
- #3 regime change
- #2 the Libyan intervention
- #1 appointing Hillary Secretary of State
Others might argue that the biggest Libyan mistake was allowing 4 Americans to be murdered in Benghazi butt as our President-in-waiting is fond of saying, “What difference, at this point, does it make!?!”
Others would argue that while Libya was indeed an error, it was an unforced error. It may be wise to cut our losses and not commit another one in the next election.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network