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    Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

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

    No. It's juvenile adventurism motivated by personal goals, not sound strategic planning, and those persona goals have nothing to do with anything resembling a concern for people in Libya.

    No valid US interest is being served.

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

    We have no business imposing a no-fly zone in Libya. We have no money. We're stuck with the bill and our soldiers will be stuck in a third war.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    The U.S. interest was in preventing the negative effect if an Arab tyrant successfully demonstrated that unconstrained, horrific violence against their own oppressed people works. The Arab Facebook RevolutionĆÉ™ lives on!
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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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    I am ambivalent on this, I support it as long as we don't get in deeper and have "mission creep."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    The U.S. interest was in preventing the negative effect if an Arab tyrant successfully demonstrated that unconstrained, horrific violence against their own oppressed people works. The Arab Facebook RevolutionĆÉ™ lives on!
    And exactly how does that interest the US? Libya posed no threat to America. Muammar Gaddafi has been a known tyrant for decades, but earlier this year Libya was on the UN's Human Rights Council. Just what the US needs... another war. This will definitely require ground troops at some point if we are going to overthrow Gaddafi.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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

    While I'm sympathetic to any opposition towards a brutal tyrant like Gaddafi, I see no American interests that justify investing American treasure or blood in aiding their cause. I know right now the no-fly zone represents a limited investment of treasure and carries no real risk of spilling American blood, but I also doubt a no fly zone will be enough to secure a rebel victory. So I'm very concerned about mission creep. Especially since whenever we get involved in Middle Eastern affairs, it almost always is seen as American meddling or worse by most of the population.
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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    The U.S. interest was in preventing the negative effect if an Arab tyrant successfully demonstrated that unconstrained, horrific violence against their own oppressed people works. The Arab Facebook RevolutionĆÉ™ lives on!
    How exactly is this furthering US interests? A revolutionary government won't necessarily be any more friendly to the US than Gaddafi. In fact, its doubtful they have enough widespread support to even keep Lybia from collapsing into civil war if they do manage to depose Gaddafi. Why do you think we continue to prop up the corrupt House of Saud? We're terrified of what a people's revoltion would look like in Saudi Arabia. Gaddafi is a devil, but at least he's a devil we know and have contained.

    Now all that said, I support anyone who rises up against tyranny, especially someone like Gaddafi, but I see no benefit to justify US involvement. Aren't two never ending nation building exercises enough for us?
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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    Al Qaeda's premise is that only through violent assault on the West can Arab nations be free. Tunisia and Egypt put that to the lie. Libya were Qaddafi to survive through violent suppression of his people would be the counter example. Best we make sure that he fails or at the very least doesn't succeed.
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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    At the current moment I support the intervention. There is benefit to setting a precedent against slaughtering your people, in addition it would be nice to calm the oil market by stabilizing the region. Going through the U.N. was handy because if other people want to use similar justification in the future, we can control the situation with veto power. Finally, it is even possible that the Libyans will build a better nation for themselves. That said, I have serious reservations as well. Obama has not put forth clear goals or a clear strategy. Apparently, we want Qadaffi gone, but we aren't trying to kill him and we aren't supporting the rebels either. However, he has clearly stated we won't put troops on the ground either, which means the situation is unlikely to end up in a cluster**** either.

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