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    Re: Doubts Mount on Libya War

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Are you advocating that we should have launched air attacks against Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Bahrain? Should we be imposing no fly zones and pressing for more severe UN sanctions against China and North Korea? It just seems rather selective were we are justifying the use of force.

    I dont know about how this could have ended 'peacefully'. Those 'rebels' we are supporting actually seem pretty well armed.
    If we're going to do it in Libya, then yes, or not at all.

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    Re: Doubts Mount on Libya War

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If we're going to do it in Libya, then yes, or not at all.
    That is aboslutely idiotic policy. Should we have invaded the UK because they had WMDs? Foreign policy should always be based on the specific circumstances of any event. It is practical to get involved with Libya because there is both a substantial interntal movement against Qadaffi in addition to international support. Other nations don't have said cirumstances and thus it isn't practical to intervene.

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    Re: Doubts Mount on Libya War

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    Wow, such a big war we have so far. How many troops exactly do we have there?

    I didn't support going into Libya, but I really don't like Moore =/

    Also, hillary probably would have done the same thing he did.
    Frankly I think Hillary could have handled this whole Libya thing herself, personally.
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    Re: Doubts Mount on Libya War

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Are you advocating that we should have launched air attacks against Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Bahrain? Should we be imposing no fly zones and pressing for more severe UN sanctions against China and North Korea? It just seems rather selective were we are justifying the use of force.

    I dont know about how this could have ended 'peacefully'. Those 'rebels' we are supporting actually seem pretty well armed.
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    So any time there's a protest and somebody gets shot, we should bomb that country?

    Doesn't it say somewhere that violence begets violence?
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    So you're in favor of intervening in every country in the world that has human rights problems? Or should I interpret that in the more literal sense, that as long as you don't "see evil" on television, it's out of sight and out of mind?
    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    We are not the world's police. We can't stop every tragedy from occurring and we can't afford to try.
    What the hell?! When did the choice become do nothing or go to world war III? All I'm saying is that in this case under these circumstances, enforcing a no fly zone and bombing strategic targets seems to be a good choice. Good lord people, let's not jump from one extreme to another.
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    Re: Doubts Mount on Libya War

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    That's a cop-out answer. Obama knows damn well that the UN wouldn't have requested such a thing unless the US supported it.
    So you believe the US supported putting Libya on the UN Human Rights Coucil?

    Only Democrats even care what the massively corrupt UN thinks.

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    Re: Doubts Mount on Libya War

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    What the hell?! When did the choice become do nothing or go to world war III? All I'm saying is that in this case under these circumstances, enforcing a no fly zone and bombing strategic targets seems to be a good choice. Good lord people, let's not jump from one extreme to another.
    You said that people who see evil and don't stop it are complicit, so I assumed you meant that as a general principle rather than something specific to this conflict. If you only meant to apply it to Libya, why does Libya get that distinction? What sets it apart from South Sudan or Cote d'Ivoire?

    And what is it about this particular set of circumstances makes you think that enforcing a no fly zone and bombing strategic targets is a good choice? When has that particular strategy EVER succeeded in producing the desired changes? Even our greatest "success" story of intervention - Kosovo - was a humanitarian catastrophe and in the long term a political regret, even though we had short-term tactical successes.
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    Re: Doubts Mount on Libya War

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So you believe the US supported putting Libya on the UN Human Rights Coucil?
    What?

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    Only Democrats even care what the massively corrupt UN thinks.
    My point is that Obama can't hide behind the "Just doing what the UN resolution says" excuse, because he's the one that put the UN up to this in the first place.
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    Re: Doubts Mount on Libya War

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So you believe the US supported putting Libya on the UN Human Rights Coucil?

    Only Democrats even care what the massively corrupt UN thinks.
    Ya no Republican would send the Secretary of State for example to the UN in order to get a resolution and UN approval to invade a country



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    Re: Doubts Mount on Libya War

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Socialists don't like Obama and never did... he isn't as extreme or radical as the right pretends he is.

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    Re: Doubts Mount on Libya War

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Socialists don't like Obama and never did... he isn't as extreme or radical as the right pretends he is.
    It would be calamitous for the country if BHO was mainstream. Right now he's radical enough that very few trust him. Do you trust him?

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