Should we be in Libya?

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Registered: 09-11-2007
Should we be in Libya?
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Fri, 03-25-2011 - 10:34am

So what do you think?

SHould we be there, or should we have stayed out? WIth our military already stretched think I think this was not a very good decision.

Will NATO be able to control this or will the the US be asked to shoulder a larger part of the burden?

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/25/libya.war/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn

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Registered: 03-30-2007
Fri, 03-25-2011 - 4:38pm

I don't care for the title.

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Sat, 03-26-2011 - 5:53am

All good questions, but I really don't know what to think exactly. It does beg the question of why Libya and not Bahrain or Yemen. I am also concerned that it is dragging on too long. Let's hope for a quick and relatively painless resolution of the conflict.

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Registered: 01-10-2011
Mon, 03-28-2011 - 11:02am
Short answer, no. Whether or not we have "boots on the ground" is pretty irrelevant. We're INvolved. I don't think this is an Obama issue, as obviously there are a lot of players making these decisions. That said, it will be interesting how this impacts Obama's supporters view of the president. Suddenly it's not so cut and dry anymore.
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Mon, 03-28-2011 - 12:36pm
The issue to me is not really "boots on the ground". However I do think that will become a reality. The issue to me is can we afford as a nation to dedicate more time, money and resources to another war front. It's never as simple as bomb,objective achieved and then leave. It's rebuilding, training local forces, securing important areas and so on.
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Mon, 03-28-2011 - 3:04pm
Agreed. I think regardless of the type of involvement that's going to be an issue. Unfortunately I don't think this is something that we can choose to avoid, so in that respect ohearto's right. I'm curious as to what others would see as acceptable vs. not with respect to Libya (or any other similar scenario).
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Registered: 04-09-2006
Wed, 03-30-2011 - 9:30am
Oh, is it time to bomb another country to democracy? That's worked really really well so far.

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Wed, 03-30-2011 - 5:41pm

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