The Republican presidential candidates were totally against American involvement in Libya, remember? They said President Obama was making a grave mistake. So now that Ghadafi looks like he's on the way out, are they willing to applaud President Obama for continuing his streak of strong foreign policy choices?
“The crumbling of Muammar Ghadafi’s reign, a violent, repressive dictatorship with a history of terrorism, is cause for cautious celebration,” Mr. Perry said in a statement. “The lasting impact of events in Libya will depend on ensuring rebel factions form a unified, civil government that guarantees personal freedoms, and builds a new relationship with the West where we are allies instead of adversaries.”
Mr. Romney, meanwhile, also hailed the developments in Libya. “It is my hope that Libya will now move toward a representative form of government that supports freedom, human rights, and the rule of law”...Mr. Santorum stuck to his original criticism of Mr. Obama. ”Ridding the world of the likes of Gadhafi is a good thing, but this indecisive President had little to do with this triumph,” he said in a statement. ”As we have seen in Egypt, the euphoria of toppling a dictator does not always result in more security for us and our allies in the region.”