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    Who Supported Military Intervention in Libya? (POLL)

    With all the talk about Syria vs. Iraq, I was curious as to who was on board with Libya.

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    Re: Who Supported Military Intervention in Libya? (POLL)

    I haven't supported any of our actions, dating back to WWII.
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    Re: Who Supported Military Intervention in Libya? (POLL)

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I haven't supported any of our actions, dating back to WWII.
    even though we got involved in world war 2 as a combatant because our nation was attacked and its main naval base and pacific fleet suffered horrendous damage and appalling casualties?

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    Re: Who Supported Military Intervention in Libya? (POLL)

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    even though we got involved in world war 2 as a combatant because our nation was attacked and its main naval base and pacific fleet suffered horrendous damage and appalling casualties?
    Yes. Even though. We were attacked by the military of another country. We can't say that about any other action that we have been involved in since. War isn't nice, and it isn't pretty. If your serious enough to go to war, then you should be willing to do whatever it takes to win.
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    Re: Who Supported Military Intervention in Libya? (POLL)

    I supported it the same way I supported Gulf War 1. Specific objective, fast and relatively clean. This dictator oversaw attacks on our civilians and deserved a painful death.

    I don't feel the same about Syria. Where are all these WMDs now? Either they never existed, or there weren't many or they're now hidden all over the place so exactly who are we shooting at, where and why.

    Just blowing up military targets isn't a solution. You're just killing soldiers who have nothing to do with the famous "chemical weapons attack" so what does that do besides making some Syrian families hate us even more when Habib doesn't return from his job at the motor pool?

    Too little. Too late. Obama better pray they can't buy enough Congressional votes.

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    Re: Who Supported Military Intervention in Libya? (POLL)

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Yes. Even though. We were attacked by the military of another country. We can't say that about any other action that we have been involved in since. War isn't nice, and it isn't pretty. If your serious enough to go to war, then you should be willing to do whatever it takes to win.
    It's known as the "Weinberger Doctrine."

    It's incorrectly referred to the "Powell Doctrine" but it was Caspar Weinberger who originally came up with the guidelines of using the U.S. military during the Reagan administration based upon the mistakes and lessons learned from the Vietnam War.

    The Weinberger Doctrine:

    1.The United States should not commit forces to combat unless the vital national interests of the United States or its allies are involved.
    2.U.S. troops should only be committed wholeheartedly and with the clear intention of winning. Otherwise, troops should not be committed.
    3.U.S. combat troops should be committed only with clearly defined political and military objectives and with the capacity to accomplish those objectives.
    4.The relationship between the objectives and the size and composition of the forces committed should be continually reassessed and adjusted if necessary.
    5.U.S. troops should not be committed to battle without a "reasonable assurance" of the support of U.S. public opinion and Congress.
    6.The commitment of U.S. troops should be considered only as a last resort.

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    Re: Who Supported Military Intervention in Libya? (POLL)

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    It's known as the "Weinberger Doctrine."

    It's incorrectly referred to the "Powell Doctrine" but it was Caspar Weinberger who originally came up with the guidelines of using the U.S. military during the Reagan administration based upon the mistakes and lessons learned from the Vietnam War.

    The Weinberger Doctrine:

    1.The United States should not commit forces to combat unless the vital national interests of the United States or its allies are involved.
    2.U.S. troops should only be committed wholeheartedly and with the clear intention of winning. Otherwise, troops should not be committed.
    3.U.S. combat troops should be committed only with clearly defined political and military objectives and with the capacity to accomplish those objectives.
    4.The relationship between the objectives and the size and composition of the forces committed should be continually reassessed and adjusted if necessary.
    5.U.S. troops should not be committed to battle without a "reasonable assurance" of the support of U.S. public opinion and Congress.
    6.The commitment of U.S. troops should be considered only as a last resort.
    I like that, in theory.

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    Re: Who Supported Military Intervention in Libya? (POLL)

    I didn't actually support involvement in Libya, wasn't at all happy about it. However, I accepted it because Spain, the UK and France, all of whom were our allies and all of whom had strategic national interests in Libya, spearheaded the action and the US honored the request of our allies to assist and support them.

    The invasion of Iraq, however, pissed me off no end, and I'll never forgive Bush, et al, for preemptively invading a country that had not and could not do our nation any harm.

    As for Syria, I'm absolutely opposed to our unilateral intervention. We have no allied support, it is not in our national interest, and the repercussions could be significant. If the U.N. and the rest of the world doesn't care that Assad is slaughtering his own people with bombs, bullets and chemical weapons, then it's none of the US's business either.

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    Re: Who Supported Military Intervention in Libya? (POLL)

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    I like that, in theory.
    That's the way it should be.

    That's why I wasn't 100 % behind G.W. Bush when he wanted to put boots on the ground in Iraq. Bush didn't meet #4. and #6 of the Weinberger Doctrine. Also the U.S. military should never be used for nation building.

    But as soon as our troops entered Iraq, I had no choice but to support the war effort knowing what it was like being backstabbed in Vietnam by my own peers. It's not a good feeling and had a negative effect upon the troops.

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    Re: Who Supported Military Intervention in Libya? (POLL)

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    That's the way it should be.

    That's why I wasn't 100 % behind G.W. Bush when he wanted to put boots on the ground in Iraq. Bush didn't meet #4. and #6 of the Weinberger Doctrine. Also the U.S. military should never be used for nation building.

    But as soon as our troops entered Iraq, I had no choice but to support the war effort knowing what it was like being backstabbed in Vietnam by my own peers. It's not a good feeling and had a negative effect upon the troops.
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