Six years ago on March 19, 2011, the United States started its military intervention in Libya. In 2009, President Obama, in his inauguration
speech, addressed the world’s dictators asking them to “unclench their fist” and said that “America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity.” This was not just a statement by the Democrat president; it was a renewed commitment from the leader of the free world. In 2005, President George W. Bush in his second inauguration
speech also said, to those living under tyranny that “… the United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors. When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you.” To the people living under dictatorships, these promises matter.