Wednesday, August 3, 2016

President Obama: 'Supporting Libya's Fight With Islamic State Is In U.S. Interest'

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Reuters: Obama says supporting Libya's fight with Islamic State is in U.S. interest

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday it is in the U.S. national security interest to support Libya's emerging government's fight against Islamic State, a day after his administration said it launched air strikes there.

The move marks the opening of a new front by the U.S. administration in the war against Islamic State, which, under added pressure in its Syria and Iraq strongholds, is increasingly resorting to planning attacks abroad.

Obama said the air strikes were undertaken to make sure that Libyan forces were able to finish the job of fighting the radical militant group and to increase stability there.

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Update #1: Obama: Libya airstrikes critical to U.S. security (AP)
Update #2: Obama approves 30-day airstrike mission against ISIS in Libya (FOX News)

WNU Editor: The Hillary Clinton campaign has not commented on this new U.S. military mission, but Donald Trump is supporting this military action .... Trump: US has 'no choice but to bomb' ISIS in Libya (The Hill). What's my take .... here we go again .... becoming directly involved in a war where the guys on our side may not be the guys that we should support .... As Obama Bombs ISIS in Libya, Are We Backing the Right Regime? (CJ Arlotta, The Fiscal Times).

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

If Libya is in the new every day for the next year or two, Obama leaves behind a bad legacy.

He wants to clean up his mess before he leaves office.