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In Libya, Obama Helps U.S. Interests

Lawrence J. Korb reveals four reasons that demonstrate Obama is doing right in Libya.

President Barack Obama is being criticized from all sides on his Libyan policy.

Some criticism on these Opinion pages came from two high-level Bush administration appointees, both of whom had a role in bungling the war in Afghanistan and were part of a team that led this country into the needless, senseless invasion and occupation of Iraq. (In fact, these Libyan military operations began almost eight years to the day after “shock and awe” began in Iraq.)

Richard Haas, President George W. Bush’s director of policy planning in the State Department, contends that Obama’s Libyan war is ill advised because it is a strategic distraction. Paul Wolfowitz, the deputy secretary of defense for Donald Rumsfeld, argues that Obama should have acted unilaterally a month ago.

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Lawrence J. Korb

Senior Fellow