DAVID Cameron has insisted bombing Libya and then forgetting about it was an act of statesmanship.
The prime minister stressed there is a time for not interfering in the sovereign affairs of another country, and that time is after you have dropped a lot of bombs on it.
He said: “My critics say that after toppling Gaddafi we should have sent in troops to rebuild the nation, but I find it’s never a good idea to stick around somewhere after you’ve done some bombing.
“We had, quite simply, done as much as we could do from 35,000ft and didn’t want to outstay our welcome with the good people of Libya, many of whom have turned out to be utterly terrifying.”
When pressed on whether he would bomb or invade any Middle Eastern or north African countries, Labour leader Ed Miliband said: “Well, obviously you’ve got to do at least one.
“But I’d make it a nice easy one like Bahrain or Chad.”