Jon Stewart tracks Republican hypocrisy over Libya

First the GOP wanted a no-fly zone and then they were outraged when Obama committed to one

Published March 23, 2011 11:24AM (EDT)

The Daily Show offered its best gotcha-media perspective on Republicans' criticism of Obama's actions in Libya. Just a few weeks ago, prominent GOPers like John McCain and John Bolton insisted that a no-fly zone would be the best action the United States could take in the warring North African nation. When Obama committed to the no-fly zone with U.N. support, the same camp was quick to scold the President for his lack of leadership in gathering support for a no-fly zone.

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