With the so-called 'liberation' of Libya last week following the capture and execution of dictator Muammar Gaddafi, mainstream media pundits, reporters, and evening news anchors in one accord proclaimed a string of foreign policy 'successes' under the leadership of Barack Obama. Gaddafi's killing along with that of Osama bin Laden and several other most-wanted terrorists, it was claimed, underscore Obama's resounding victories in the war on terror and the deposing of 'dangerous dictators.'
But are these foreign policy initiatives successes or have they only enabled the spread of tyranny throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and other hot beds of extremism in the region?
In Libya the vacuum created by the killing of Muammar Gaddafi has not resulted in a push toward democracy, as claimed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or other pundits in the media. 'Democracy' as it has been defined by the American experience, presupposes freedom. But this is not the case in Libya nor in the other countries where dictators recently have been ousted.
Instead, radical extremists with Islam are poised to score a coup all across the entire region, from Libya to Egypt to Tunisia.