WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Some collect butterflies. Other stamps or sports memorabilia. President Obama collects wars.
"I was given Iraq and Afghanistan from my predecessor and still have soldiers over there contrary to my campaign promises. Now I've added Libya to my collection. My goal is to eventually have all problematic countries in my war collection," said Obama on Tuesday.
Many wonder why the president seems to be acquiring new wars when the ones he has are expensive and time-consuming.
"The French goaded him into this. They said that if he doesn't go they will and that then his collection of intractable Middle Eastern wars would be incomplete," said one policy analyst. -TS