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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    So "shoot first and ask questions later"?
    Once the Commander in Chief has made the decision to obligate US Servicemen and women...you bet. Do the job...get out. Put something more than rhetoric behind 'support our troops.' I want a unified country so that those being sent are able to do their job efficiently and come home. Im fine if you send letters to your congressmen...Im fine if they approach their leadership and approach the President. but going on TV and whining...I believe it strengthens our enemies and ALWAYS gives them aid and comfort and a belief that we will destroy ourselves far more efficiently than they can.

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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    Why no intervention in the Ivory Coast or Saudi Arabia, and whatever happened to Darfur? I am sympathetic to the rebels, but we are already seeing mission creep when Obama stated that the goal of the mission was to help remove Gadaffi instead of just protecting civilians.America cannot be the world's policeman. I do not see this as another Iraq, as long as there is not more mission creep, as it is a low intensity and puts our blood and treasure at relatively little risk, but I also do not see how this serves our interests.
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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    So "shoot first and ask questions later"?
    Well, to be fair, he was elected commander in chief. He's commanding AFTER you asked your questions during the election. It's not shooting first. There was a lot of vetting prior to his being handed the gun.

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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Once the Commander in Chief has made the decision to obligate US Servicemen and women...you bet. Do the job...get out. Put something more than rhetoric behind 'support our troops.' I want a unified country so that those being sent are able to do their job efficiently and come home. Im fine if you send letters to your congressmen...Im fine if they approach their leadership and approach the President. but going on TV and whining...I believe it strengthens our enemies and ALWAYS gives them aid and comfort and a belief that we will destroy ourselves far more efficiently than they can.
    What will destroy ourselves far more efficiently than they can is a loss of our military/geopolitical/economic power. And one way to do that is to charge headfirst into conflicts without even considering whether we should be involved in the first place.

    As for giving aid and comfort to our enemies...remind me why Gaddafi is our enemy again? He hasn't bothered us since 2003.
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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    Well, to be fair, he was elected commander in chief. He's commanding AFTER you asked your questions during the election. It's not shooting first. There was a lot of vetting prior to his being handed the gun.
    Elections are helpful for vetting a leader's personality and temperament, but they say nothing about specific future conflicts. When Obama was elected president, Libya was barely even on the international radar screen. No one could foresee that it would suddenly erupt in the winter of 2011.
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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    You're the one who stated we have a history of standing up to brutal dictators, as if our foreign policy was based on some sort of anti-dicatator doctrine.

    America has, as you now say, supported dictators when we believe ti serves our interests to do so. So the question regarding Lybia is, exactly what interest demands our involvement in the internal affairs of a soveriegn foreign nation? Frankly, I don't see any interests that come close to warranting such involvement.
    What do you want here. Do you expect the US to do anything that isn't in our interests?

    I can see a number of different reasons to be in Libya. We need to help the people from being murdered, just like we helped Europe from starving after World War 2. It's in our best interest to be a leader.
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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    What will destroy ourselves far more efficiently than they can is a loss of our military/geopolitical/economic power. And one way to do that is to charge headfirst into conflicts without even considering whether we should be involved in the first place.

    As for giving aid and comfort to our enemies...remind me why Gaddafi is our enemy again? He hasn't bothered us since 2003.
    Maybe you didnt get my viewpoint. I'm not arguing the right or wrong of whether or not we should be there at this point in time. We can do that all we want when there are no troops, pilots, or other military folk in harms way...put there not because they didnt have anything better to do but because their Commander in Chief issued the orders and we dont exactly thrill at the concept of our soldiers engaging in coups when they dont like the guy in the White House.

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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helvidius View Post
    Yes, but we engaged Japan in war after the attack on Pearl Harbor. We engaged Germany and Italy in war after they had already declared war on the United States. Libya has done no such thing. The issue is not what to do during or after a war has been fought. The issue is whether to engage in warfare to begin with.
    A lot of "blow back" fighting a modernized Japan though huh?

    I just see an opportunity here. Let's stop the retard there from murdering his people and maybe we can get something out of it. Maybe we can get our inbred euro cousins to lead the charge for once?
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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    I say no because there is no justification via U.S. interests, we do not have the resources now to have yet a third war, nor do we have the money for this, and the stated reasons and strategy that is occurring is confused at best.
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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

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    No, I don't. I don't understand why we continually 'police' the world. We have enough issues here in our country - and that is what we should be concerned with. It's not that I'm lacking in compassion, but really, why must we always intervene. The last thing our country needs, is to get involved in now THIS when we're financially/economically (for all intended purposes) bankrupt and how about that military of ours that has been "on duty" for HOW many years now? Christsakes. This is the last thing we need to be sticking our noses into.

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