"It should require two-thirds vote of the Senate to go in force."10:04 AM, Sep 2, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Former vice president Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe Wednesday morning to promote their new book, Exceptional. The Cheneys spoke about national security, foreign policy issues like the Iran deal, and 2016 politics.
The vice president called on Congress to hold a vote on the Iran deal and to treat it as a treaty. "What we need to do is have Congress reject the deal," Cheney said. "It ought to be treated as a treaty, for one thing. I'm offended by the fact that it's not treated as a treaty. It should require two-thirds vote of the Senate to go in force."
Cheney also defended the decision to invade Iraq and oust Saddam Hussein from power. "Wasn't the world more stable with Saddam Hussein in power?" asked host Joe Scarborough.
"No," Cheney responded. "When we took down Saddam, [Libyan dictator Muammar] Qaddafi gave up his nuclear program."
Cheney added: "The most important thing was he get rid of the nuclear materials. Imagine what would have happened if he hadn't done that and ISIS moved in and took over in Libya."
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Midwifing democracy is not an Obama priority.May 11, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 33 • By ANN MARLOWE
‘Why does the United States fight terror in Syria, Iraq, and Africa but not in Libya?” Idris al Magreibi, 40, a tall, lightly bearded member of Libya’s House of Representatives in Tobruk, was pacing the floor in the offices of the Libyan Mission to the United Nations as he raised the question. He spoke in Arabic, and a member of the mission served as interpreter.
10:51 AM, Dec 19, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Concerned Veterans for America has launched a new video series on the failures of the Obama administration's foreign policy doctrine of "leading from behind." The launch begins with Libya as a case study in what's gone wrong with U.S. foreign relations. Watch the video below:
4:44 PM, Sep 7, 2012 • By ANN MARLOWE
I first visited Zwara on August 23 of last year, just as the local revolutionaries were liberating their city from the now deposed regime of Col. Muammar Qaddafi.
9:25 AM, Jul 13, 2012 • By LEE SMITH
On Tuesday, Russia announced it was sending 11 warships to the Mediterranean—some of which would dock in Syria, where Moscow keeps a base in Tartus.
Amid an economic boom, Sabratha comes into its own.5:20 PM, Apr 3, 2012 • By ANN MARLOWE
The future here was hard to discern when I was last here in November. Would it gradually descend into conflict between militias, or would it enjoy some level of security? Would the town’s Salafi contingent rule, or would Sabratha come under the sway of a more moderate Islam?
9:33 AM, Oct 20, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
The New York Times reports:
TRIPOLI, Libya — Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, the former Libyan strongman who fled into hiding after rebels toppled his regime two months ago in the Arab Spring’s most violent uprising, was killed Thursday as fighters battling the vestiges of his loyalist forces wrested control of his hometown of Surt, the interim government announced.
1:17 PM, Sep 14, 2011 • By ANNE BAYEFSKY
The U.N. has quietly released the list of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that will be allowed to attend its “anti-racism” conference on September 22, 2011 in New York.
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10:39 AM, Sep 2, 2011 • By DALIBOR ROHAC
As heartening as it is to see Muammar Qaddafi lose his grip on power, our expectations of Libya's future need to take into account this ethnically diverse country’s complicated reality. The biggest problem is Libya's enormous oil reserves.
9:35 AM, Sep 2, 2011 • By ANN MARLOWE
Libya—Here, west of Tripoli, the revolutionaries are fighting largely without direction from Benghazi's Transitional National Council. I’m traveling with three Sabratha fighters—Rowad, his brother Ahmed, and their cousin Mansur. The goal is to get to the frontline at Adjilat, where they plan to join a large force campaigning against one of the remaining groups of Qaddafi loyalists.
5:47 PM, Aug 30, 2011 • By LEE SMITH
Earlier today, Syrian security forces arrested the brother of a Syrian opposition leader in exile, Radwan Ziadeh, who is now a George Washington University visiting scholar.