In a cover story in the latest issue of The Atlantic magazine, President Obama offers astonishing scapegoating for his foreign policy disasters.
According to Obama, the deterioration of the ISIS wasteland that now is Libya was not a result of improvident administration bombing, followed by a hasty departure. Rather, it largely was the fault of others.
European allies, the president complained, did not do any follow-up nation-building, despite their proximity to Libya. Obama depicts France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy as a showboater who tried to claim credit for the air campaign in Libya after the United States had done the heavy lifting.