Obama Traces Bush’s Footsteps Ever More Closely

As the Southern Avenger reports, President Obama has launched yet another Middle Eastern blunder on the eighth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Already it is expected to be another long engagement which even Bush Administration holdover Defense Secretary Robert Gates advised against. As Gates put it several weeks ago with surprising candor, “A no-fly zone begins with an attack on Libya to destroy the air defenses.” Indeed it does, and attack a country which didn’t want our help is exactly what we’ve done, despite strenuous objections from within Libya, the African Union, and the larger Arab community:

Does anyone really think this is going to go well or make the US any friends in the Middle East? I, for one, do not have such a vivid imagination.

Cross-posted at my blog here.

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