Everyone on the left jumped all over President Trump’s Thursday comment that Haiti is a “sh*thole”. CNN went nuts with shock and dismay. Well… it’s worth noting that former President Obama called the African country of Libya a “shit show” two years ago and not a blip on the radar about it. No outrage and not a peep from the press…

The comments were recorded in an interview with The Atlantic. The wide-ranging interview was based on Obama’s foreign policy over his eight years in office. During one portion of the interview, Obama said described Libya as a “mess” to the interviewer but behind closed doors called the country a “shit show.”:

“So we actually executed this plan as well as I could have expected: We got a UN mandate, we built a coalition, it cost us $1 billion—which, when it comes to military operations, is very cheap. We averted large-scale civilian casualties, we prevented what almost surely would have been a prolonged and bloody civil conflict. And despite all that, Libya is a mess.

Mess is the president’s diplomatic term; privately, he calls Libya a “shit show,” in part because it’s subsequently become an isis haven — one that he has already targeted with air strikes. It became a shit show, Obama believes, for reasons that had less to do with American incompetence than with the passivity of America’s allies and with the obdurate power of tribalism.

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The comments received little coverage when made public at the end of Obama’s term. Is anyone the least bit surprised that there was zero outrage from the media?


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