Top 8 Foreign Policy Achievements of the Obama Administration

August 31, 2011  |  

5.   Libya.  President Obama was initially criticized by both sides of the aisle for intervening in the Libyan revolution.  In fact, Democratic Representative Dennis Kucinich reportedly stated that Obama’s actions were impeachable.  The president’s decision to join with N.A.T.O. in removing Ghaddafi from power was a gamble but it ultimately worked.  To be sure, the rebels in Libya were largely responsible for bringing down the dictator, but American military involvement from the air was certainly helpful.  Importantly, there were no American troop casualties.

6.  Closure of secret detention facilities.  In 2009, President Obama ordered the closure of secret detention facilities in Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East that allegedly involved torture, abuse and humiliation of suspected terrorists.

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