The 44th President of the United State of American, Barrack Obama has told Fox News in 2016 that, his intervention and contribution in the elimination of the former Libyan nationalists and “socialists” leader General Muammar al-Gaddafi is the worst mistake of his Presidency even though he insists the intervention by US NATO-backed forces was “the right thing to do” at the time.
Gaddafi was assassinated on the 20 October 2011 in the Battle of Sirte by forces backed by the United States of America, Britain and France in what would later be the turning point among the events that marked the so-called Arab spring.
Since the assassination of Gaddafi, the onetime darling of the continent, Libya has been turned into a failed state. With two fractional governments, Libya is flawed by the activities of Islamic terrorists, and notorious for serving as a channel for “illegal migration” to Europe.
The intervention of strong nations in the political process in Africa has been a controversial issue, with many on the continent now speaking against it.
“…failing to plan for the day after, what I think was the right thing to do, in intervening in Libya” Obama suggests, is the worst mistake of his presidency.
Barrack Obama is the first black President of the USA and promised in his bid for Presidency that, Africa was going to be his focus, a promised that later became the contrary.