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NBC’s Engel: ISIS Murdered Obama’s Middle East Policy on Libyan Beach

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” reporting on the impact of  ISIS’s mass beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians on a beach in Libya last week, NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel said, “Something else was murdered 21 times on that terrible day on the beach, the hopes and dreams of the Arab Spring, and with them, the U.S. administration’s Middle East policy.”

“Something else was murdered 21 times on that terrible day on the beach the hopes and dreams of the Arab Spring, and with them, the U.S. administration’s Middle East policy,” Engel said. “Some experts are now calling Libya the Somalia of the Mediterranean, a lawless land across from Europe’s shores. Libya was the Obama Administration’s first war of choice.”

He added, “Then the U.S. left Libya to the ‘Mad Max’ militia men who had taken it over … several U.S. Military officials who I’ve been speaking with have privately expressed a great amount of frustration at what they see as a lack of clarity about the U.S. Strategy against ISIS. When I ask our NBC military analyst, Colonel Jack Jacobs about the strategy, he paraphrased Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.”

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