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(CNN) – President Barack Obama said the worst mistake of his presidency was a lack of planning for the aftermath of the 2011 toppling of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

“Probably failing to plan for the day after what I think was the right thing to do in intervening in Libya,” he said in a Fox News interview aired Sunday.

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Commentary by The Secular Jurist:  Although Gadhafi was an incredibly brutal dictator, his ouster – strongly pushed for by the U.K.’s David Cameron, France’s Nicolas Sarkozy, and then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – has resulted in the now-failed state of Libya, widespread social chaos, sectarian factions battling for control, and a breeding ground for Islamist terrorism.  Undeterred, Clinton continues to advocate for U.S. military involvement in overthrowing such dictatorial regimes (e.g. Syria’s Bashar Hafez al-Assad) despite the numerous failures of that American foreign policy strategy in the Middle East and elsewhere (e.g. Iran, Iraq).

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8 thoughts on “Obama admits worst mistake of his presidency

  1. Excuse me, the U.S. does NOT partake in “military” actions in the Middle East. We only practice an advanced, scientifically approved form of “policing” in the Middle East. Please, get this right next time. Remember what the Frankenstein monster once said to the Mummy: “U.S. GOOD! Rest of world, BAD!!!”

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