In an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas, Andrew C. McCarthy, the former assistant United States attorney who successfully led the prosecutions of the 1993 World Trade Center bombers, painted a picture of borderline schizophrenic foreign-policy leadership in the Obama administration.
“Libya is probably the best example,” he said. “[Fomrer Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi] had been brought in from the cold by the U.S. government during the Bush administration, and the Obama administration actually stepped up the amount of aid that the U.S. was providing to Gaddafi’s regime. We counted him as an important counterterrorism partner, precisely because he was providing us with a lot of information about jihadists. … President Obama for whatever reason decided to pivot and side with the jihadists against Gaddafi.”
“It seems to me that even before the Benghazi massacre on September 11, 2012, the Libya policy was an unmitigated disaster for the United States, and things like Benghazi were entirely predictable.”
Catch up on Andrew McCarthy’s interview: