An inside look at his pre-war decision making reveals how the public was misled and the constitution ignored.
The feature story that Michael Lewis just published about President Obama’s decision making prior to the war in Libya includes a lot of details that inspire confidence in his leadership. By all accounts he’s intelligent, sober-minded, and inclined to seek out an array of perspectives. And he’s frequently forced to make extraordinarily difficult tradeoffs with imperfect information. I don’t envy his job.
But the article also raises serious questions about his honesty and regard for the constitution. Let’s take them in turn.
For more on this story, visit: How Obama Ignored Congress, and Misled America, on War in Libya – Conor Friedersdorf – The Atlantic.