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Donald Rumsfeld: Obama May Not Have Known ‘What The Mission Would Be’ In Libya

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has expressed doubt about the president’s goals for military action in Libya, saying President Obama may not have known “what his goals were or what the mission would be.”

In an interview with Sirius XM Radio’s POTUS, Rumsfeld told Tim Farley the president may have chosen not to go to Congress before approving U.S. participation in the Libya effort, suggesting a lack of focus may have been to blame:

“It may very well be that one of the reasons he [Obama] didn’t go to Congress was that he didn’t know what his goals were or what the mission would be. And you can’t go to Congress and ask for support if you don’t have some reasonable precision as to what it is you plan to do. And we’ve heard varying views as to what the goal is. One person says it’s to have Gadhafi eliminated and taken out of office other people say, “no, that’s not the mission.” So there’s so much confusion about it and it struck me that maybe the reason they haven’t gone to Congress is that.”

The Rumsfeld interview is set to air Wednesday on The Morning Briefing on the POTUS channel. Listen to it here, from Sirius XM Radio:

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