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Richard Haass on Libya: “We made a mistake by escalating our goals.”

March 24th, 2011, by

Photo by: Van Evers, TS Media, Inc.
Photo by: Van Evers, TS Media, Inc.

Foreign policy expert Richard Haass talks to Tavis tonight about the role of the United States in the Libyan conflict.

“I believe we made a mistake by escalating our goals,” says the President of the Council on Foreign Relations. “Very quickly we took diplomacy off the board. We were left then with either sanctions… or using military force.”

In the video below, Haass, who did not support the decision to initiate a no-fly zone in Libya, questions the Obama Administration’s decision to jump “in with both feet with so much uncertainty about the consequences of what it is we’re doing.”

Watch the clip below and be sure to tune in tonight for the full conversation.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYduJMpa6HQ]

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