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Allegra Kirkland

Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.

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President Barack Obama called the failure to adequately prepare for the aftermath of the ouster of former Libyan president Muammar Qaddafi the “worst mistake” of his eight years in the White House.

Though he held that intervening in Libya “was the right thing to do,” Obama said that his administration did not do enough to “plan for the day after” in a Fox News interview with Chris Wallace that aired on Sunday.

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