As a fitting capstone to the Obama administration’s ill-conceived support of the various “Arab Spring” uprisings, and a worthy metaphor for his entire foreign policy, the US embassy in Libya has been evacuated. Via USA Today:
The U.S. embassy in strife-torn Libya was evacuated early Saturday, under cover of American warplanes and spy aircraft, according to the State Department and Pentagon.
Personnel from the embassy were evacuated as security deteriorated in the capital of Tripoli.
“Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, we have temporarily relocated all of our personnel out of Libya,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a statement.
Embassy personnel were taken temporary offices in neighboring Tunisia with security provided by U.S. forces.
The underlying strategy of the Obama administration in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, and Syria was to draw a clear and distinct line in how really smart people did foreign policy (that would be the collection of rubes, charlatans, and mouth-breathers that occupy the upper reaches of the Obama administration’s foreign policy claque) and the dumbass Bush and his cowboys. It was to be a face off between soft power and leading from behind and hard power and world leadership. In no time at all Libya and Egypt descended into violence from which Libya has yet to extricate itself. And we’ve all seen just how swimmingly things are going in Syria where an armed revolt there has been nurtured by the Obama administration to the extent that Iraq is in the throes of a civil war and Jordan could very well be next.
If Hillary Clinton does run for president she needs to be held to account for her leading role… or her cowardly acquiescence… to a foreign policy that has killed more people than Bush did in Iraq and Afghanistan.