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    White House denies regime change is part of Libya mission [edited]

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    By Sam Youngman - 03/22/11 10:23 AM ET

    The White House suggested Tuesday the mission in Libya is one of regime change, despite emphatic statements from President Obama and military brass that the goal is not to remove Moammar Gadhafi from power.
    According to a White House readout of a Monday night call between Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the two leaders "underscored their shared commitment to the goal of helping provide the Libyan people an opportunity to transform their country, by installing a democratic system that respects the people’s will."
    Well well well, all this sound familiar?
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    re: White House denies regime change is part of Libya mission [edited]

    Here comes the spin.

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    re: White House denies regime change is part of Libya mission [edited]

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    Well well well, all this sound familiar?
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    re: White House denies regime change is part of Libya mission [edited]

    I'm so sick of this ****...but it's not like I didn't expect it.

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    re: White House denies regime change is part of Libya mission [edited]

    We should not install anything. This should be up to the people of Libya.

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    re: White House denies regime change is part of Libya mission [edited]

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    Well well well, all this sound familiar?
    Swear to God. If we put our troops in there, I'll be in the streets protesting. Unbelievable.
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    re: White House denies regime change is part of Libya mission [edited]

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    Swear to God. If we put our troops in there, I'll be in the streets protesting. Unbelievable.
    Not even boots. We shouldn't be bombing these places. It's not our problem, and I don't see why we need to sink the money into it. We've done this already, look at Iraq...didn't work out so well. We're obviously very bad at installing foreign governments and it more often then not comes back to bite us in the ass. Perhaps it's time to just stop. We do not need to be the world's police. It's expensive, it's not rewarding, and we don't get paid.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    re: White House denies regime change is part of Libya mission [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Not even boots. We shouldn't be bombing these places. It's not our problem, and I don't see why we need to sink the money into it. We've done this already, look at Iraq...didn't work out so well. We're obviously very bad at installing foreign governments and it more often then not comes back to bite us in the ass. Perhaps it's time to just stop. We do not need to be the world's police. It's expensive, it's not rewarding, and we don't get paid.
    I supported the no-fly zone -- I guess without really understanding what that meant. I thought it meant if we catch any military planes in the air that we'd shoot them down. I didn't realize it meant bombing Daffy's compound and other military installations. Knowing that now, I think I'd have wanted to listen to DP'ers brainstorm what else might have been done instead. I strongly support the rebels and their mission to depose Daffy -- perhaps there was another way. Well. There was. But we don't do political assassinations.

    Edit: Haven't seen DonaldSutherland. I wonder how he'd weigh in on what's happening...
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    re: White House denies regime change is part of Libya mission [edited]

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    Well well well, all this sound familiar?
    Did I hear "Regime Change"?
    Hmmmm...

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    re: White House denies regime change is part of Libya mission [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Swear to God. If we put our troops in there, I'll be in the streets protesting. Unbelievable.
    I'm curious as to why the anti-war crowd isn't already in the streets.

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