Doug Bandow talks about the legacy of the war in Libya, which many Americans seem already to have forgotten. Bandow says Qaddafi was supposed to be the test case for a dictator agreeing to U.S. terms of peaceful nuclear disarmament. Instead, as soon as he disarmed America sent troops in to overthrow him, creating an obvious chilling effect on any country of whom we make similar demands in the future. Bandow also reminds us of the blowback caused by the war there, and fears for the possibility of Yemeni terrorism against U.S. targets in the future, since what America is doing to the Yemenis is far worse even than what happened to the Libyans.
Discussed on the show:
- “The Obama Administration Wrecked Libya for a Generation” (Cato Institute)
- “Note to Trump: Iraq Is Not a U.S. Colony” (Cato Institute)
- “Clinton on Qaddafi: We came, we saw, he died” (YouTube)
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Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from this website. He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan. Visit https://scotthorton.org