October 21, 2012

Obama Repeats Bush Mistakes in Libya

Max Boot, Los Angeles Times

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Obama repeated Bush's mistake, and the power vacuum has been filled by jihadists.

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TAGGED: Muammar Gaddafi, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, George W. Bush, United States, 2012, Barack Obama


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