Paul Wolfowitz rips Obama administration’s handling of Libya: ‘I’m mystified’

In an interview set to air on CNN’s Sunday broadcast of “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” former Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz sharply criticized the White House for its lack of response to the turmoil unfolding in Libya.

Wolfowitz, currently a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, said, “I’m mystified by the way the administration has handled this one.”

“It’s mystifying to me how, when you have a killer like Gadhafi who is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Africans,” Wolfowitz said, “for 270 people onboard Pan Am 103, for Lord knows how many of his own people and is now slaughtering his own people, that we can’t come to a position that it’s long since time for him to go.”

According to Wolfowitz, the slow reaction by the president casts the United States in a negative light around the world.

“We’ve been just way too slow,” Wolfowitz said. “And that slowness, we’re going to pay a price for, for a long time. Al Jazeera, which is no friend to the United States but which has become, with some justification, a hero of these revolutionary movements is taking the – showing a picture of the White House or the president, why is the U.S. being so silent? Why is it being as silent as these people? And then it shows pictures of the people who have been killed in the protests. It’s a devastating image.”


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  • Taters N Beans

    I’m mystified as to why anyone would care what this idiot has to say. The last time we listened to his lies we ended up in Iraq. Shut up and go away.

    • Snake-Eyes

      I couldn’t agree more!

  • bigbubbatadsworth

    Here we go again, another failed neocon failure, giving advice. Wolfowitz was one of the architects, of Bush’s failed, Iraq policy. You only mentioned, part of the interview. In the interview, Wolfowitz said that Pan Am families were responsible for Bush’s policy, towards Gadaffi. That’s a lie, the families were against Bush normalizing relations, with Libya. He’s trying to save his reputation, by lying. Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, which neocon failure, is next.?

  • baseballguy2001

    Wolf is a moron, I saw the interview. Interventionist foreign policies he advocates is killing America. He and others like him need to know those days are over. We only intervene when a vital American interest is at stake.

  • junglejim123

    Wolfie..why are you surprised ? Quadaffi was friendly with Louis Farrakham & Jeremiah Wright – both Obama buddies- so Obama just couldnt bring himself to criticize a friend of a friend much like he couldnt disown Wright until he had no choice. Quadaffi called Obama a friend ..said he was Muslim and Muslims protect other Muslims….wake up Wolfie..you r embarassing yourself if you think Obama is concerned about our security our Israels ..HE IS NOT !!!! He is standing by the Muslims just like he wrote in his book….and some refused to believe it… You were forewarned and you still fell for this Pied Piper from Kenya.

  • teapartypatriot

    Libya is another one of those 3 AM phones calls mentioned by hillary – and, once again, “You Lie!” hussein is asleep (or hungover from the booze and drugs of yet another taxpayer-funded party.)

    Gadhafi and “You Lie!” hussein – these radical muslims really stick together, don’t they?