of course, hillary says assad is a reformer
Clinton calls Syrian tyrant a reformer
what's going on in yemen and bahrain?
why is libya vital to american security when syria across the jordan and yemen on the gulf aren't?
so congressional approval is not necessary because the violence we wage is "limited?"
yes, sir, mr commander in chief
days not weeks, anyone?
remember the powell doctrine
Also, certain cultures are not compatible with democratic forms of government. When they appear to have them, it is merely a sham. They only operate with a strong man in charge.
I'm guessing, you don't like people directing your life and telling you to do something else, "because it's for your own good", when you very clearly have a different idea about what is for your own good.No. Gadaffi is not accountable to Obama. Rather, Gadaffi is accountable to the people of Libya. This is in line with the idea of a social contract between the governor and the governed. When the governor no longer has the consent of the governed, they have the duty to defy the tyrant in power.
This ideal has most eloquently been expressed by our own Founding Fathers.
The reason why the U.S. is inclined to aid the rebels is to assert a moral duty to do so. If we have our own political system based on a democracy with the consent of the governed then we should support those who work for the same for themselves.
Just as the French provided aid to the rebels in the Colonies that allowed us to become our sovereign nation of the United States, so to should the U.S. provide aid to the rebels in Libya to help the people of Libya develop a democratic political system.
Exercising your rights responsibly and not interfering with someone else's free exercise of their rights, then you should be left the **** alone.
In essence, that is the heart of our republic. Freedom. Not absolute freedom, but freedom minimally restricted by laws to protect the rights of all, not just the strong.
If that is our belief for us, why shouldn't we apply it to our relations with other nations as well?
And last...I really don't give a **** how many of his own people Gadaffi kills as long as he doesn't kill Americans .
Yes, he isHe's not.
Technically, yes....but, the key word here is... MuslimLibya is in Northern Africa.
When push comes to shove, the majority of the time Muslims will side with a fellow Muslims
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There is a bipartisan consensus building to provide assistance to liberated areas of Libya and to work with our allies to enforce a no-fly zone. statement, Senator Mark Kirk, R-Illinois
For those with short memories:
Congressionally authorized. Check.Excerpted from Senate Passes Resolution Calling for No-Fly Zone Over Libya By Dan Friedman, National Journal, Updated: March 1, 2011 | 9:35 p.m., March 1, 2011 | 9:19 p.m., with my emphasis
The Senate unanimously approved a nonbinding resolution on Tuesday calling for the United Nations Security Council to impose a no-fly zone over Libya and urged Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi to resign and allow a peaceful transition to democracy.
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