Milliband Puts His Foot in His Mouth on Libya
Speaking at Chatham House today, Ed Milliband rightly pointed out that the Western world did not give enough post-conflict assistance after the fall of the Qadhafi regime. However, he totally put his foot in his mouth by saying that when ‘revolutionary ideals’ faded it was ‘underlying *ethnic* conflicts’ that reasserted themselves leading to the collapse of Libyan institutions. I mean come on man don’t you have more knowledgeable speech writers than that. Also the pot shot at Cameron is actually unwarranted. Cameron wanted to do more and offer more assistance but the NTC and later GNC didn’t accept it. I mean he could have pushed for forced nation building but he had the Blair legacy to contend with. So I think attacking Cameron’s record on Libya in the wake of the migrant disaster represents a disgusting Americanization of the UK’s politics. And frankly it sickens me. If you are in the media and you want comments on what Cameron’s really legacy is in Libya or what Milliband could have said that would have been more accurate, don’t hesitate to drop a line or ring. I think this is an important enough issue that the public should have it set straight.