Barack Obama says the biggest mistake of his presidency was the lack of planning for the consequences of the fall of late Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, with the country spiraling into chaos and facing violent extremists.
Reviewing his tradition in a Fox News interview aired Sunday, Obama stated his “worst mistake” was “most likely failing to plan for the day after exactly what I believe was the best thing to do in intervening in Libya.”
Last month, Obama made a searing critique of British Prime Minister David Cameron and former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy for their roles in the battle campaign they led in Libya.
Cameron became “sidetracked” and Sarkozy wanted to promote his country during the 2011 NATO-led military intervention, Obama stated in an interview with The Atlantic publication.
Since the downfall of Kadhafi, who was eliminated in a popular uprising, Libya descended into near-anarchy, ruled by competing militias contending for power while the Islamic State group has actually gotten impact in the nation.
The head of a UN-backed unity federal government arrived earlier this month in Tripoli to start garnering assistance for his federal government.
Obama likewise reviewed some of the best moments of his period as president– due to end in January– in the Fox News interview.
” Saving the economy from an excellent anxiety”
was his greatest achievement, he stated.
As for the very best day in the White House?
” The day that we passed health care reform,” Obama said.
” We sat out on the Truman Balcony with all the staff that had worked so hard on it and I understood what it would mean for the households that I ‘d met who didn’t have healthcare.”
The president said his worst day in the White House was when he traveled to Newtown, Connecticut, after a gunman shot 20 young children and 6 adult personnel at an elementary school in December 2012.