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Turning back to today's killing of the fugitive Libyan dictator Moammar Qaddafi my next guest says justice has finally been served to a fundamentally -- broke.
And He imagines a number of other dictators across the world sleeping a little less easily tonight.
Joining us Nile -- director of the Margaret Thatcher center for freedom at The Heritage Foundation.
Are good to have you here -- clear success for the Obama administration.
Your thoughts on on what is in store now in North Africa the Middle East and South Asia.
When I think the death of covenant that it was a success for the United States.
A great person across -- that key NATO allies He played a key role in.
A -- -- -- from time.
I didn't necessarily give Bob administration's approach.
Really had a great deal to do this oft rule even the White House itself.
Described America's role as leading from behind.
And I do think the basketball's -- rule approach towards the -- operation was very muddled.
And -- sent conflicting signals actually especially the early stages and I think Marco Rubio.
The senate to Florida.
Put it best.
Earlier -- also -- what He said that actually person frauds.
-- that the NATO operation to remove Gadhafi from time on the Barack -- -- role.
Really I think has to be -- let's put within that context I -- I'm sure that the president would be eager to join in -- multilateralism.
There are perspective on the on -- what was a successful.
But the fact is that politically this will be scored is a victory for this administration I think domestically.
Secondly it raises the question.
Lots of questions historically for example wind did the Bush Administration put together a one and a half billion dollar a standstill agreement with a dictator.
Some years ago.
He was the same evil.
Person He was then -- now there has been confused US policies in the Middle East.
Are we seeing any kind of clarity emerge from this administration and the Europeans.
In a policy toward.
The Middle East the Arabs spring if you will is there any sign -- we're seeing a strategy emerge.
From both Europe.
And the United States.
We make an important point.
-- you mentioned that the Bush Administration.
Entered into a policy of engagement.
In it's not days with -- -- -- ball administration also did did the same of the for the NATO right.
Operation I strongly -- actually.
-- efforts to re engage with with -- to Daffy.
-- I've always believed that He is a monstrous tyrant who could never be appeased in any way.
I think there is.
A major problem with regard to of Washington's -- rule approach on the Middle East and -- -- I think you bonnet admitted involvement presidency.
He is hugely confuse with regardless overrule.
I do hope that the downfall of colonel Gadhafi.
We'll send a shiver down the spine of every single dictates.
In the Middle East especially.
The deaths false economy -- -- in Damascus and Syria and that Iran and Iraq about every -- seeing.
-- gonna be right back with Nile Gardiner.
And continue his examination of both Obama policy.
And the perception of US policy successes or failures in the Middle East and protect.