Conservatives grudgingly recognizing US policy success in Libya

They’re getting dragged kicking and screaming, and some haven’t quite been able to fess up and admit this worked, at least in terms of getting rid of the world’s worst (previously living) terrorist:

McCain’s statement made no mention of President Obama or his administration’s role in supporting the rebels.However, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), who accompanied McCain to Libya last month, released a statement crediting the administration.

Some of you may be too young to remember, but for years Gaddaffi was the number one terrorist in the world, or so we were told incessantly before 9-11 anyway.


  1. Randomfactor says

    Number one, huh? That must be why the Republicans were cozying up to him during the Bush Administration, removing Libya from the list of state-sponsors, etc.

  2. julietdefarge says

    On most days, TV, usually a major news channel, is playing in the background while I work. So, it’s been 7 months since the Libyan revolt started, and I haven’t heard any mention of the bombing of the La Belle disco or Ed Wilson- the guy who sold Khaddafy the C-4. There’s been brief mention of the retaliatory air raid, but none of the background. Maybe because it would be uncomfortable to compare/contrast Reagan with later presidents’ attitude toward Libya?

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