By all means, Mr. President, take full credit for the Libyan "victory." Wallow in it. Savor it. Brag about to the voters. Despite the fact that you downplayed our participation to the point that you said it wasn't even a "war," you own it, Barry.Surprise! New Libyan leader advocates Sharia as 'basic source' for law
Now stew in it:
Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, the chairman of the National Transitional Council and de fact president, had already declared that Libyan laws in future would have Sharia, the Islamic code, as its "basic source".
But that formulation can be interpreted in many ways - it was also the basis of Egypt's largely secular constitution under President Hosni Mubarak, and remains so after his fall.
Mr Abdul-Jalil went further, specifically lifting immediately, by decree, one law from Col. Gaddafi's era that he said was in conflict with Sharia - that banning polygamy.
In a blow to those who hoped to see Libya's economy integrate further into the western world, he announced that in future bank regulations would ban the charging of interest, in line with Sharia. "Interest creates disease and hatred among people," he said.
Barry has labored long and hard and brought forth...a 12th century Islamic prison where women will be neither seen nor heard, and all the delightful accoutrements of Sharia compliant society will put the Libyan people in a straitjacket that only Gaddafi could have admired.
Leading from behind, leading from the front - who cares? Obama has participated in the creation of another society ruled by zealots who will be dedicated to our destruction. So by all means, Mr. President, chalk up another foriegn policy "success" for your re-election.
I'm sure the American people will respond correctly to your "achievement."
Update: Andrew G. Bostom writes:
"Liberated" Libya Re-Institutes Sharia-Based Polygamy
, only outdone by "Oops!", but trumps "unexpected!!".
This is what
Democracy looks like.