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Hillary Clinton Continues to Lie About the Failed State She Helped Create

Riley Waggaman | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Riley Waggaman

Now that Barack Obama has expressed bomber's remorse in Libya, curious minds want to know: Does Hillary Clinton still believe that NATO's "no-fly zone" in Libya was "smart power at its best"?

Libyan Government Detains, Then Releases, 4 U.S. Military Personnel

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics

Four U.S. military personnel are being detained in Libya by the Libyan government, according to several sources citing a senior U.S. official. The...

U.S. Intelligence Didn't Sound Alarm About Mideast Unrest

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | World

* "Can't freak out on everything broadcast" * Congressional inquiries seen likely By Mark Hosenball WASHI...

'My Darling Black African Woman': Gaddafi Kept Scrapbook Of Condoleezza Rice

MSNBC.com | Posted 10.25.2011 | Black Voices

The ransacking of Moammar Gadhafi's compound is turning up some bizarre loot. Following on from the Libyan leader's eccentric fashion accessories and ...

Resisting Temptation Over Libya

Ernest Istook | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

It's tempting to cut off funds immediately for President Obama's ill-conceived Libya offensive. But it's not the right course. For the sake of our allies, Congress needs to be patient in using the power of the purse to correct Obama's misadventure.

The Bipartisan Case Against U.S. Involvement in Libya

David Bromwich | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

Of the ten members of Congress who on June 15 filed a lawsuit against the President for violating the War Powers Act, seven are Republicans and three are Democrats. Their case is simple: the President, they say, has acted against the Constitution.

Why the War in Libya is Wrong

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis J. Kucinich

Fifty percent of all aircrafts used to attack Libya come from the U.S.. War from the air is still war. And whether the UN and NATO support our intervention is irrelevant -- the President still needs to follow our Constitution. And Congress must end this war.

Marcus Baram

Are The Libyan Airstrikes Illegal?

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

For critics of the Obama administration's decision to bypass Congress before taking military action in Libya, Friday is judgment day. May 20 is the...

Libyan War Could Drag On, Military Analysts Say

The New York Times | STEVEN ERLANGER | Posted 06.20.2011 | World

France and Italy said Wednesday that they would join Britain in sending some liaison officers to support the rebel army in Libya, in what military ana...

Sleepwalking Into the Imperial Dark: What It Feels Like When a Superpower Runs Off the Tracks

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Have you noticed how repetitiously our president and others insist that we are "the greatest nation on Earth"? When the U.S. was actually "the greatest," no one needed to say it over and over again.

U.S., Allies Search For Gaddafi Refuge Site

nytimes.com | Posted 06.16.2011 | World

The Obama administration has begun seeking a country, most likely in Africa, that might be willing to provide shelter to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi if he...

Gaddafi's Daughter Sends Defiant Message From Libya

AP/The Huffington Post | KARIN LAUB and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 06.15.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi unleashed heavy shelling Friday on Misrata, pushing troops and tanks into the rebel-held western ci...

Obama Administration Policy of Regime Change Has Become an Obstacle to Peace in Libya

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

If regime change is the price of peace there will be no peace in Libya, and consequently, millions will be caught up in an intensifying civil war -- if we diverted one humanitarian crisis, we are about to start another.

Libya: In America's National Interest?

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Bob Burnett

Until President Obama stops assuming the U.S. military has a blank check, I'm not going to support the intervention in Libya or any further adventures "in the national interest."

Are We Prolonging Libya's Civil War?

The Guardian | Simon Jenkins | Posted 06.02.2011 | World

Welcome to 21st-century war, liberal style. You do not fix an objective and use main force to get it. You nuance words, bomb a little, half assassinat...

Obama on Libya: George W. Bush 2.0

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.31.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

Just like Bush, Obama doesn't let his hypocrisy get in the way of a good war.

An Exit Strategy for the Leaders Refusing to Step Down

Raghida Dergham | Posted 05.26.2011 | World
Raghida Dergham

Global and local leaders must ensure that they do not mislead the civilian opposition or the armed revolutionaries by adopting their cause today without paying heed to the consequences of possible disappointment.

David Wood

Libya's Civilians Suffer In Bloody Stalemate

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Libya’s civilians, already suffering shortages of food, water and power, are being battered by Muammar Gaddafi’s military forces in ...

Fareed Zakaria: How Will Libya End?

Time.com | Fareed Zakaria | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Call it the Goldilocks military plan: Not too much, not too little, not too unilateral, not too American. The operation against Muammar Gaddafi's regi...

The Mythic Lure of the No-Fly Zone

Ira Chernus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ira Chernus

In a CNN poll released on March 21, 70% of Americans favor imposing a no-fly zone in Libya. When CNN last polled, on March 11 - 13, only 56% approved. How to explain that jump in just one week?

Obama's Stupid, Reckless War

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Cohen

As we have learned from Iraq and Afghanistan, war is rarely quick, and it is never easy. If it is a limited campaign, as he assures Americans it is, the results must be clear and decisive.

Libya: The Face of 21st Century Conflict

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gary Hart

Conflict in this century will make 20th Century nation-state wars against imperialists, fascists, and communists look simple by comparison. Good guys versus bad guys. But what principles do we use to decide on intervention where neither side threatens us, where both sides or all sides may be unpleasant guys, where one side or both sides don't wear uniforms, and where clear moral authority is not possessed by anyone?

Obama: U.S. Will Enforce Sanctions In Libya

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama warned Libya's Muammar Gaddafi Friday to comply with U.N. demands for a cease-fire or face conseque...

'War With Libya Looms'

Time | MARK THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After weeks of warning from the Pentagon about the downsides of launching a no-fly zone over Libya, the U.S. and its major European allies declared wa...

The Principal Challenge We Face

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

It has now become clearer to me than ever before that the challenge confronting the world is to find innovative forms of verbal and written communication to enable us to resolve disputes nonviolently.