Libya and Egypt: Fool Me Twice

There's an old saying: Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. George W. Bush was pilloried by the media and Democrats (including Obama) for not foreseeing the lack of gratitude by the Iraqis who had been oppressed by Saddam and the time it would take to get Iraq to be responsible for itself.  Bush's crime was not being omniscient and knowing the mind of the Muslim world perfectly. But now we see that Obama has committed the same mistake -- and worse, that he has been fooled at least twice. After Obama's attacks on Bush, he should have known that merely "liberating" a Muslim country is not enough.  Rather, follow-through is needed to ensure that the end state of the country after the Arab Spring isn't worse than how it started -- for both the U.S. and the locals. Even ignoring the fact that prior to Obama's actions, Libya was not a threat to the U.S. and Egypt was an ally, Obama has committed a far worse version of Bush's mistake. When Iraq fell, it became...(Read Full Article)

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