Obama Regrets Inaction After Ousting GaddafiLatest News, U.S./Canada, World News Monday, April 11th, 2016
Almost five years after his regime led other forces to topple his almost three decades administration, US President Barack Obama has again admitted that failing to prepare for what follows after the ousting of former Libyan strongman, Col. Muammar Gaddafi was the worst mistake of his government.
Obama made the regret during questions and answers session on the “highs and lows” of his time with the Fox News.
President Obama is regretting failure of his government for another time, regarding Libya, as he has previously told the Atlantic Magazine that the country was now “a mess”.
Similarly, he criticized France and the UK, particularly the British Prime Minister (PM), David Cameron who he indicted became “distracted” after the intervention.
While justifying ousting of Gaddafi, by US and its allied forces, US President reiterated that the strikes was designed to protect Libyan civilians during the 2011 Arab spring.
The former Libyan leader was brutally killed around November 2011 after he was arrested in a tunnel in Sirte, his home state. His demise has since plunged Libya into chaos with militias taking over and emergence of two rival parliaments and governments.
On another hand, the so-called Islamic State (IS) has gained a foothold, leaving the oil reach country a major departure point for migrants struggling to escape to Europe.
It would be recalled that a UN-backed national unity government was installed in the capital Tripoli earlier in April but it is yet to take a strong footing.
On a positive note, President Obama declared that his best day in the presidency was when he passed the healthcare reforms, while the worst, was his government’s response to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school.
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