David Cameron defends Libya decisions

Source: The BBC

As the BBC quote within their article, ”The prime minister promised, in September 2011, that he would not allow Libya to turn into another Iraq, but that, said senior Conservative MP Andrew Tyrie, is effectively what has happened in the four years since the toppling of long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi.”

The BBC also comment to say that ”The UK is reportedly preparing to send 1,000 “non-combat” troops to help the new government stabilise Libya and stem the advance of so-called Islamic State.”

Finally, the BBC state that this issue was ”Pressed by Conservative MP Julian Lewis on whether it was better to have a “brutal” secular dictator, such as Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi or Assad, in place than the “Islamist alternative”. Mr Cameron insisted a “third way” was achievable for the future of Syria, with Assad gone and so-called Islamic State defeated.”

What’ your view of this? Should the UK be getting involved with Libya in this matter, years after the death of long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi? Does this solve anything or just create a further example of a ‘poor post-conflict planning, creating the conditions for the rise of Islamist extremism.’ as certain MPs believe?

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