While celebrating the death of Muammar Gaddafi last week, supporters of President Obama were lavish in their praise of his execution of the Libyan war. Some claimed vindication of the controversial “Leading from Behind” strategy and predicted that Libya would be the new textbook model for waging “smart” war.
However, recent reports coming from Libya suggest that the kudos directed toward Obama may have been premature, at best, and down right ignorant at worst.
As reported at the reference, the ‘spoils of war’ appear to have graced those who practice terrorism:
Weekend media reports showed al-Qaida’s flag flying in central Benghazi, and noted that Libyan anti-aircraft missiles had been purchased by terror groups, but White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday the administration has not been surprised by news reports from Libya.Thus, the Obama ‘triumph’ in Libya may turn out to be in the same class of failure as the Obama-Biden “Summer of Recovery” of the U.S. economy in 2010:
“I’m not aware of anything that has been reported that has surprised us out of Libya,” Carney said during a morning press briefing.
White House officials have not responded to The Daily Caller’s request for an explanation of Carney’s statement.
The news follows the Oct. 22 announcement by the transitional Libyan leader that the country would discard current divorce laws in favor of archaic Islamic laws that allow polygamy and easy divorce for men.
A CNN report on Saturday showed al-Qaida’s black flag flying over the Benghazi courthouse, which was one of the rebellion’s starting points.”
Utter and complete failure, aggravated and made all the worse by idiotic self-congratulations and back slapping on the part of those most responsible for the failure!
God speed November 6, 2012!
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/31/libyas-turmoil-al-qaida-presence-no-surprise-says-white-house/#ixzz1cOc3GiyG