Interesting that this was published in the Daily Mail. Would the Guardian publish anything so scathing about one of our 'interventions'?
"Greeted as a hero while smiling to the cameras, David Cameron had flown into the Libyan city of Benghazi and was milking every last ounce of publicity from Britain's successful role in the fall of Colonel Gaddafi.
Alongside the then French President Nicolas Sarkozy, he visited a hospital and travelled to Liberation Square to deliver a triumphant speech to cheering Libyans.
Cameron told his audience: 'It is great to be in free Libya. Colonel Gaddafi said he would hunt you down like rats, but you showed the courage of lions . . . Your city was an inspiration to the world as you threw off a dictator and chose freedom.' He explained that he was 'proud of Britain's role' in helping to eradicate Gaddafi.
He concluded with this pledge: 'Your friends in Britain and France will stand with you as you build your country and build your democracy for the future.' Today, just four years on, Cameron's hubristic promise has turned out to be worthless.
Rather than bequeath Libya a prosperous and democratic future, Britain turned away and the country lies in chaos."