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A Bright and Shining Libyan Lie

rreid Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 2:18 PM
Congratulations for maturing. It happens to most of us when we realize that the gang or the movement or the religion or the whatever that draws us into a sense of belonging at a young age is really not who we want to be for the rest of our lives. This is usually the result of being raised properly in the first place.

Almost everything we have been told about Libya over the last two years is untrue.

A free Libya was supposed to be proof of President Obama's enlightened reset Middle East policy. When insurgency broke out there, the United States joined France and Great Britain in bombing Muammar Gadhafi out of power -- and supposedly empowering a democratic Arab Spring. Not a single American life was lost.

Libyans, like most in the Arab World, were supposed to appreciate the new enlightened American foreign policy. Obama's June 2009 Cairo speech had praised Islam and apologized for the West. A new "lead from behind"...