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Flashback: Obama Promised Libyan War Would Only Take Days

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On August 27, 2013 @ 12:35 pm In The Point | 13 Comments

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The media leaks are now saying that Obama is only contemplating a 2 day attack in Libya. Maybe. More likely not.

Obama has lied about that kind of thing before [2]. He did it in Libya.

Obama told a bipartisan group of members of Congress today that he expects the U.S. would be actively involved in any military action against Libya for “days, not weeks,” after which he said the U.S. would take more of a supporting role, sources tell ABC News.

“We are not going to use force to go beyond a well-defined goal, specifically the protection of civilians in Libya,” he said.

In fact the war took a lot longer than a few days and its goal was regime change, not protecting civilians, and the attacks continued until the Islamist rebels won… leading to the eventual attack on the US mission in Benghazi.

As a known liar, there is no reason to take Obama’s word for this. He has every interest in minimizing the illegal war that he is trying to drag America into.

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