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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Then who is it who is attacking the government of Iraq and murdering the Iraqi people?

    Is it the same ones who were killing them before, at bus stops, police stations, etc.?

    Do you think Germany needs the help of US troops moreso than the people of Iraq?

    No, I think it is huge waste of taxpayers monet to have troops occupying the rest of the world. We spend almost as the rest of the world combined on the military and wonder why we are going broke!

    Most of the suicide bombers were Saudi, just like the ones that attacked us on 9/11. Most of the rest was a civil war we unleashed by unseating the one person that was keeping it at bay without American taxpayer funding.
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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Mars View Post
    Of course the US has the largest number of foreign military forces in Iraq.
    Here, I corrected your statement to read, The US has the only foreign military forces in Iraq today.
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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Mars View Post
    Well it's about time. A-10's and AC-130's are just the weapons systems for this kind of conflict.


    There are definately reasons to believe this is getting out of control.

    I'm having a hard time figuring out if you are for or against our participation in this NATO action.
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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Mars View Post
    The Washington Post

    U.S. deploys low-flying attack planes in Libya The U.S. military dramatically stepped up its assault on Libyan government ground forces over the weekend, launching its first missions with AC-130 flying gunships and A-10 attack aircraft designed to strike enemy ground troops and supply convoys.


    Well it's about time. A-10's and AC-130's are just the weapons systems for this kind of conflict. The AC-130 is an awsome aircraft. Now, when do the carriers show up?

    If you're going to jump in then you have to go in to prevail. Obviously more air power is needed for the rebels to resume the offensive and capture Tripoli.



    There are definately reasons to believe this is getting out of control. I'm counting on the President and his advisors to be working through the problems and find solutions to defeat Gaddafi's butchers. IMO we should be chasing his a** around the desert.

    If Gaddafi remains in power we have failed and this will be for nothing. I hope the President understands that.
    The US to maintain the no-fly zone will come at a hefty price (between $100 million and $300 million a week)

    Another Q.... If we are doing Libya why not Syria? Lebanon? North Korea? They all kill civilians.

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Another Q.... If we are doing Libya why not Syria? Lebanon? North Korea? They all kill civilians.
    This was addressed in Obama's speech to the Nation on Libya:
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and...s-speech-libya
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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    A U.S. NATO commander does not rule out an Al Qaeda presence in the Libya opposition against Muammar al-Qaddafi.

    U.S. NATO Commander Doesn't Rule Out Al Qaeda Presence in Libyan Rebels - FoxNews.com

    Replacing Qadaffi is a psychological victory with short-term returns and probably long-term loss. What is our gain in all of this?

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I'm having a hard time figuring out if you are for or against our participation in this NATO action.
    I support the President but have lots of problems with it.

    Why is NATO enforcing UN resolutions?
    The national security of the United States can never be left in the hands of liberals.

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Mars View Post
    I support the President but have lots of problems with it.

    Why is NATO enforcing UN resolutions?
    Nobody else is capable or willing to do so, unfortunately.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    The US to maintain the no-fly zone will come at a hefty price (between $100 million and $300 million a week)

    Another Q.... If we are doing Libya why not Syria? Lebanon? North Korea? They all kill civilians.
    I don't think the NFZ is a good idea. Destroy Gaddafi's aircraft and air defense and that eliminates the need for one.

    If the people of N. Korea rise up against Kimmy and start fighting him then I absolutely think we should help. I hope I live to see the liberation of the North Korean people. I was stationed in S. Korea and they are very decent and kind people. IMO the people of N. Koreans are as well.

    Each nation has it's own internal problems and military intervention will not change a thing in some cases. I do agree that this can legitimately be argued as a double standard.
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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Nobody else is capable or willing to do so, unfortunately.
    Can't argue with that.
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