From Tim Walker and Nigel Morris’s article, in London’s Daily independent, March 10, 2016, we have this self-promotional insight – complete with the claim he called a country a “shit show” – from then-President Barack Obama:
Mr Obama went on: “We actually executed this plan as well as I could have expected: We got a UN mandate, we built a coalition, it cost us $1bn – 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.”
Referring to that mess in private, Mr Obama reportedly uses the more colourful term, “shit show”.
And before you tell me that comments like this, made in private, don’t count…remember that President Trump’s alleged – disputed – use of the term “shithole” was made in a private meeting too.
But, surely, you recall the huge media outcry when he said it about another countr…..oh, wait.
Could they be bigger phonies?