In 2003 the Bush admin negotiated with Qaddafi to de-nuke Libya. They got the deal and in 2004 Libya shipped it nuclear equipment to the US. Then in 2011 the Obama admin, with the backing of senator’s McCain and Graham, led an attack on Libya in which Qaddafi was killed by US backed rebels. Then the Obama admin left Libya to rot in Chaos, and civilians death as the media ignored it.
The problem is not so much they killed Qaddafi for some unknown reason, or that they didn’t care about all the civilian deaths they caused in the following civil war, but it’s long term effect on negotiating with other dictators. It was a very short term thinking approach to foreign policy.
“Libya voluntarily gave up its nuclear ambitions in 2003 in order to get out from under economic sanctions. The country’s dictator Moammar Gadhafi was eventually overthrown in a Western-supported coup and killed in 2011.”
NK is talking about Libya in it’s pull back of negotiations with the Trump admin and it’s hard to blame them. Let’s hope the Trump admin can over come this legacy of Obama admin stupidity, and horror for the Libyan people…