ICYMI: BUZZFEED: Trump Says Removing Qaddafi Was Mistake, But Pushed For Libya..

Source: Cruz News | February 25, 2016 |

ICYMI: BUZZFEED: Trump Says Removing Qaddafi Was Mistake, But Pushed For Libya Intervention In 2011

“Now we should go in, we should stop this guy, which would be very easy and very quick.” The comments leave an opening for rivals like Ted Cruz, who has panned the intervention.

“Donald Trump often rails against U.S. intervention in the Middle East that topples dictators whose exits lead to unstable regional consequences like the rise of ISIS and other terrorist groups.

“But one intervention he has subsequently come to pan — the 2011 U.S. intervention in Libya, which led to the toppling of longtime leader Muammar al-Qaddafi — Trump once very loudly called for on humanitarian grounds.

“I mean, look at Libya,” Trump said on CNN’s State of the Union last year. “Look at Iraq. Iraq used to be no terrorists. He [Saddam Hussein] would kill the terrorists immediately, which is like, now it’s the Harvard of terrorism. If you look at Iraq from years ago, I’m not saying he was a nice guy — he was a horrible guy — but it was a lot better than it is right now. Right now, Iraq is a training ground for terrorists. Right now, Libya, nobody even knows Libya, frankly there is no Iraq and there is no Libya. It’s all broken up. They have no control. Nobody knows what’s going on.”

“When asked if the world would be better with Qaddafi in power, Trump said, “100 percent.”

“Trump made similar comments on Meet the Press this year as well.”

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