Obama diverting attention from his own Libya role: Analyst

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US President Barack Obama’s slamming of France and the UK over the destruction of Libya is an attempt to gloss over his own administration’s leading role in turning the African country into a failed state, says an American political analyst.

Obama criticized America’s traditional allies, the United Kingdom and France, over their Libya policy in the aftermath of the 2011 overthrow of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

In March 2011, a coalition of Western countries, including the United States, the UK and France, launched missiles and airstrikes on Libya in a bid to help oust Gaddafi following a national uprising.

Gaddafi was deposed later that year in the wake of the fall of capital Tripoli on August 20.

In an interview with Press TV on Friday, radio host and political commentator Don DeBar said that  the UK and France deserve blame for what happened in Libya, but Washington’s role should not go unnoticed.

“He [Obama] is looking at the British…

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