Foreign Policy Libya

Do Something, No Don’t Do Something

Thanks Obama

It’s a day that ends with Y which means it’s a day that we discover something else that is Obama’s fault.

House Republican leadership are blaming President Obama for deteriorating conditions in Libya, which is ironic given their past opposition to taking action.

“Unfortunately, this development was predictable, given the lack of direction and leadership from this Administration since it ousted Muammar Gaddafi,” [House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Ed Royce (R-CA)] said in a statement. “Our diplomatic absence will make the hard task of achieving political stability in Libya even harder. When security conditions permit the return of our diplomats, the Administration must give them a new charge to help end the fighting and move Libya forward.

House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers (R-MI) said the escalating violence “is what happens when the United States is not engaged and lacks a clear foreign policy that includes strong U.S. leadership,” according to The Hill.

Congressional Republicans adamantly opposed the president when American forces took part in an international operation to end the war in Libya.

They demanded that he answer for deploying American forces without asking for congressional approval which he did not need during the opening days of the operation.

What’s happening now is unfortunate, but congressional Republicans hardly have the standing to crow about it. That is unless they’re prepared to make the case for a military operation.

Put up or shut up.