Washington, D.C.– President Obama is facing criticism from U.S. Lawmakers, The Arab League, and Russia for the U.S.-led air-strikes in Libya; seemingly receiving complaints from all sides.
Advocates for military action say the President waited too long, liberal Democrats condemned the use of military force, while conservatives as well as foreign policy experts say Libya is not a vital U.S. interest.
“The president seems to have angered almost every major group: He’s either done too much or too little or he’s done it too slowly,” said James Lindsay, a former official in the Clinton White House. “There’s a very real political risk for Barack Obama in all of this.”
Political analysts say Obama could benefit if Qaddafi is quickly ousted, or if there is another quick and relatively bloodless resolution. But if the conflict becomes a stalemate, criticism is likely to mount.