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Obama Reveals His Biggest Foreign Policy Mistake

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

If he could do it all over again, President Barack Obama might have done some things differently in Libya. Sitting down on Friday with The New York...

The Curious Case of How Libya Became an Election Issue

Ira Chernus | Posted 12.30.2012 | World
Ira Chernus

Who lost Libya? Indeed, who lost the entire Middle East? Those are the questions lurking behind the endless stream of headlines about "Benghazi-gate." Here's the question we should really ask, though.

Palin Defends Using Racially Inflammatory Phrase

Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

Sarah Palin defended her use of the phrase "shuck and jive" Wednesday evening after critics blasted the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vic...

Joshua Hersh

Mitt Romney Made A Deliberate Choice To Avoid Libya | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Mitt Romney's decision not to press President Barack Obama on his administration's failures in Libya was a conscious choice by the...

Jennifer Bendery

WATCH: Romney Completely Avoids Libya At Debate | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney took the first question in Monday night's debate -- whether or not the administration bungled its response...

Elise Foley

Newt Gingrich: Obama 'Ought To Get Over It' | Elise Foley | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican presidential candidate and House Speaker Newt Gingrich went after the president on Sunday for his handling of the atta...

On Libya Response, Obama Tells Jon Stewart: 'We Weren't Confused'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama rejected allegations of confusion within his administration following the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya while ...

American Crossroads Attacks Obama Over Libya Response In New Web Video

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

American Crossroads, the conservative super PAC backed by Karl Rove, released a new web video Thursday targeting President Barack Obama for his admini...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Mitt Romney Hits Back At Obama Campaign Over Libya: 'This Is A Serious Issue' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney assailed President Barack Obama and his reelection campaign Thursday for failing to r...

Obama Campaign Attacks Romney On Libya, Overseas Gaffes, Ahead Of Foreign Policy Speech

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign issued a new attack on what it calls Mitt Romney's "failures on foreign policy" on Monday, the same day t...

Jennifer Bendery

John McCain: Libya Attacks On U.S. Officials Were Planned By Terrorists | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he suspects last week's attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya were planned in advance and...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama: Romney Tends 'To Shoot First And Aim Later' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama responded to Mitt Romney's charge that the White House mishandled its response to the embassy attacks in Egypt and Libya by acc...

Foreign Policy Hands Eviscerate Romney Statement: 'Utter Disaster,' 'Not Ready For Prime Time' | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's sharply-worded attack on President Obama over a pair of deadly riots in Muslim countries last night has backfired badly among foreign po...

Obama’s Scramble for Africa

Nick Turse | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Nick Turse

With the Obama administration clearly engaged in a twenty-first century scramble for Africa, the possibility of successive waves of overlapping blowback grows exponentially.

Libya After Gaddafi Could Mean Good News For Obama, U.S. Economy

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The dramatic advance of Libyan rebels over the forces of longtime strongman Muammar Gaddafi offers vindication, at least for now, f...

Obama's Libya Strategy Proves His Critics Wrong

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The American military continued in a support role -- exactly as Obama told us would happen -- and the outcome, at this point in time, has to be judged a clear success.

Deposing Gaddafi 'From Behind'?

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

In a way, the basic idea of the U.S. "leading from behind" makes a lot of sense if it means that Washington encourages regional players to protect their own direct strategic interests in a way that does not require direct U.S. military intervention.

Che Guevara's Revenge

Stanley Kober | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kober

No country can be expected to fight two, three, many Vietnams simultaneously, and we certainly cannot do it now.

Boehner: Obama Lacks House Support For Authorizing Libya Operation

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Setting up a showdown on Libya, House Republicans agreed on Wednesday to vote on dueling measures, one to give President Barack Oba...

Glenn Greenwald: Obama's Lawyers Are Worse Than Bush's

Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama overruled top lawyers from the Justice Department and the Pentagon and decided he has the legal authority to continue the air w...

Obama Report On Libya Not Ending Anger From Lawmakers

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats on Thursday derided President Barack Obama's claim that U.S. air attacks against Libya do not constitute ...

Boehner Warns Obama On Violating War Powers Act With Libya Mission

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner urged President Barack Obama on Tuesday to explain the legal grounds for the continued U.S. military inv...

White House To Give Congress Detailed Libya Objectives

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House now says it will respond to detailed questions on the U.S. mission in Libya within a two-week deadline set by the H...

'Carnage Beyond Imagination' In Misrata

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Hamid Ould Ahmed | Posted 05.29.2011 | World

(Reuters) - Rebels in the Libyan city of Misrata said they were under intense attack on Tuesday by forces loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi, and they ...

John McCain, Carl Levin Back Obama On Libya Military Action

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee say President Barack Obama was right to use military force i...