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Vatican newspaper raps France for 'hasty' military intervention in Libya

March 23, 2011

L'Osservatore Romano has criticized France for a "hasty" decision to begin military operations in Libya.

The Vatican newspaper said that the military strategy reflected "great confusion," and pointed directly at France for pushing forward with the decision to use force "in haste and without coordination."


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  • Posted by: dover beachcomber - Mar. 24, 2011 2:43 AM ET USA

    Of course! Any Catholic can see that it would have been better to dither on for another week or two until Col. Gadhafy had massacred the inhabitants of Benghazi and the rest of his opponents.

  • Posted by: Obregon - Mar. 24, 2011 1:38 AM ET USA

    If the tyrant of Libya had proceeded to butcher thousands of his fellow country men, would the Vatican newspaper then praise the French? Just a question!