January 21, 2013

For Obama, al-Qaeda Is the World's Problem Now

Janet Daley, Daily Telegraph

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Whatever mopping up there is to be done of the anarchic franchise that al-Qaeda left behind, it will be for the old colonial nations to settle. France -- with the help of Britain -- was left to deal with Libya, trailed at a safe distance by the U.S., which offered only minimal assistance.

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TAGGED: France, United Kingdom, Islamists, al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, Barack Obama


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