November 18, 2012

Hillary and Libya

Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal

AP Photo

Beyond the Benghazi attacks is the larger issue of the Administration's Libya policy, a failure that Mrs. Clinton should also answer for. At the start of the Libya uprising, Washington hid behind the U.N. Security Council to resist calls for intervention. Mrs. Clinton's department then made the mistake of agreeing to a U.N. arms embargo on both the Gadhafi regime and the rebels. This blunder forced the rebels to look elsewhere for weapons and cash, particularly Gulf states like Qatar that favored Islamist militias.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: United States, Benghazi, Libya, Hillary Clinton

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

November 9, 2012
Choosing America's Next Top Diplomat
Zachary Keck, The Diplomat
Having won reelection, one of the more immediate decisions facing President Obama is who to name as Hillary Clinton’s replacement as secretary of state, given Clinton’s insistence she will not continue on for a second... more ››
November 9, 2012
Benghazi Battle Just Beginning for Obama
Shaun Waterman, Wash Times
President Obama’s victory in the general election this week does not silence those who have been criticizing his administration’s response to the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The critics,... more ››
November 16, 2012
Obama Must Explain Benghazi Terror Attack
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
So far, the administration of President Barack Obama has failed to explain adequately why security was so lax. And its meandering path to an explanation for how the attack itself came about has been disjointed and inconsistent. more ››