Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Obama and Libya: Scant Political Rewards

Alexis Simendinger, RCP
President Obama was "gutsy" to order the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, and "vindicated" after his "gamble" to back Libyan rebels who ousted Col. Moammar Gaddafi after 42 years of oppressive rule, according to praise from various commentators, including some of his sharpest critics. Yet, even the president's least-debated achievements as head of state are unlikely to tip the political scales in November 2012 for the simple reason that the prosperity of families in, say, Tripoli, Iowa, outweighs Americans'...


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