Libya, Oh Libya: A Little Foreign Policy Ditty for Debate Number Three

Oct 22, 2012 | Updated Dec 22, 2012

"Lybia Oh Lybia"
(to the tune of Groucho Marx's signature hit, "Lydia, The Tatooed Lady." )

Lybia oh Lybia, what happened in Lybia
At the American embassy?
Who'd have thought we were abhorred so?
In Benghazi, even more so

Lybia oh Lybia, just check Wikipedia
It's being updated there too
Our ambassador met an untimely adieu
Just who knew what when and how much of it's true
About the attack on the red white and blue
When all hell broke loose in Lybia?

La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la

When Romney first heard, no, he did not mince words
Sensing some advantage there
Chimed in with rebuke, said made him want to puke
Almost as much as Obamacare

La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la

Lybia oh Libya, who's at fault in Lybia?
Was it Youtube or Al Queda?
Is Susan Rice guilty of fabrication
As Fox News implies with much elation?

Lybia oh Lybia, just check Wikipedia
Will Lybia be Obama's down fall?
Did requests for security fall through the cracks?
Was the official response actually, "good luck with that"?
Does this mean no second term Barrack?
It could all come down to Lybia!

La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la

Many pilloried Hillary for the fumble
And then Obama said it was his bungle
But that while events were sure quickly unfolding
there was no informational withholding

La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la

So much for democracy there post-Gaddafi
Might as well have tried to reform kamikazes
Romney keeps gunning for Al Qaeda linkage
Cause he knows it means Obama shrinkage

La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la

And now here's the spoiler alert!

Lybia Oh Lybia. It's such a pity-a
That Obama could not pull it off
Just when he got unemployment under eight percent
With all his political capital spent
Killed Osama but got branded weak on defense
And lost the White House thanks to Libya!

I said Lybia
{He said Lybia}
They said Lybia
{We said Lybia}
La La!

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