So the Obama administration announced, along with other UNSC member nations, that we are ready to start re-arming the newly-recognized Libyan government to help it fight against ISIS.
Shouldn't we stop to consider what happened in Iraq when we armed Iraqi forces to fight ISIS there two years ago? At the first sign of resistance, the highly US-trained Iraqis turned tail, discarded their uniforms, and ran away, leaving all those brand new state-of-the-art weapons for ISIS to fight with.
I realize our defense contractors would welcome the extra business of arming yet another war, but what is the end game here? What will we do when Libyan forces join ISIS or simply decide not to fight? I'll bet Washington hasn't even considered such an eventuality any more than they considered the likelihood that the mythical Arab Spring was nothing but a blank check to ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood to take over country after country as we pulled the rugs out from under the current governments at the time.
I wonder in '08 if Obama would have predicted that in 2016, Americans would still be dying in Iraq, Afghanistan, and probably soon Syria and Libya, for ideas of regional democracy that are nebulous at best?