Should The U.S. Send Troops To Libya??

- By Bossip Staff

Following his strong suggestion to Moammar Ghadafi that he needs to leave office, President Obama has suggested the US might be willing to take action to insure he leaves.

Which, of course, everyone in Washington doesn’t agree with.

President Obama, appearing Monday morning with Australia’s prime minister, tried to raise the pressure on Colonel Qaddafi further by talking about “a range of potential options, including potential military options” against the embattled Libyan leader.

Despite Mr. Obama’s statement, interviews with military officials and other administration officials describe a number of risks, some tactical and others political, to American intervention in Libya.

Of most concern to the president himself, one high-level aide said, is the perception that the United States would once again be meddling in the Middle East, where it has overturned many a leader, including Saddam Hussein. Some critics of the United States in the region — as well as some leaders — have already claimed that a Western conspiracy is stoking the revolutions that have overtaken the Middle East.

“He keeps reminding us that the best revolutions are completely organic,” the senior official said, quoting the president.

At the same time, there are persistent voices — in Congress and even inside the administration — arguing that Mr. Obama is moving too slowly. They contend that there is too much concern about perceptions, and that the White House is too squeamish because of Iraq.

Furthermore, they say a military caught up in two difficult wars has exaggerated the risks of imposing a no-fly zone over Libya, the tactic discussed most often.

The American military is also privately skeptical of humanitarian gestures that put the lives of troops at risk for the cause of the moment, while being of only tenuous national interest.

Some of these critics seem motivated by political advantage. Others, including the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Kerry, who is among Mr. Obama’s closest allies, warn of repeating mistakes made in Iraqi Kurdistan, Rwanda, and Bosnia and Herzegovina by failing to step in and halt a slaughter.

The most vocal camp, led by Senators John McCain, the 2008 Republican nominee for president, and Joseph I. Lieberman, the Connecticut independent and another hawk on Libyan intervention, say the central justification for establishing a no-fly zone over Libya is that the rebel leaders themselves are seeking military assistance to end decades of dictatorship.

It is hardly an effort to impose American will in the Muslim world, Mr. Lieberman argued in an interview on Monday.

“We have to try and help those who are offering an alternative future to Libya,” Mr. Lieberman said, sounding much like Mr. Obama at the White House on Monday. “We cannot allow them to be stifled or stopped by brutal actions of the Libyan government.”

But even the critics acknowledge that the best outcome would be for the United States not to go it alone, but join other nations or international organizations, in particular NATO, the Arab League or the African Union.

So what do you think?


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  • I Am Legend ( Allergic To Darkies)

    The U.S should mind their damn business …Sending troops to Libya wont do anything but cost another couple hundred million dollars … We need to stop trying to police the world and take care of home first..This country thinks they can solve the issues of the WORLD but cant solve issues back home…I say NO dont send them

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  • Itsbrittneybitch

    No we should mid our own business and stop playing captain save a ho

    • kwame

      All the people talking about Obama shouldnt sent soldiers are dumb, and obama is dumb too.People are dying, you can just pick up the damn phone and tell that dude to get off otherwise u will take him off.He will resign.This is like masacre.You guys dont care about nobody but yourself and talking about how you dont care,Imagine if it was you.Think before you talk gerrouts

  • Do more reading

    1 word..NATO

    • Do more reading

      sorry, 1 acronym for the smart dummies that may come and say NATO is not a word.

  • tommykimon

    Nope we meed to stay out of it. The US has it own share of problems.

  • rip NAT TURNER

    HE!! NO !

  • cmp2010

    nope, thats why people dont like us cuz we always jumpin in other countries shit…

  • MrsTrevino

    I love our president but he needs to pump his brakes. Everytime something happens, here comes the us to save the day. When 9/11 happened, who rushed to our aid? I think if the us keeps helping out folks, we*re gonna end up a 3rd world country. The only reason they want to go into lybia is because of the oil. They have a hidden agenda. Yes they*ll help the people but in turn, oil prices would more than likely go down. A win-win situation for the us. The troops aren*t even home yet and they*re about to go somewhere else. Mark my works, someone is gonna have the “bright idea” to bring the draft back cause everyone is tired of war. Is libya a threat to us? No, so leave those folks to sort out their own mess.

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  • I Am Legend (Allergic To Darkies)

    The republicans would be quick to sign off on a war

  • 06.07.2011

    Like others have said the US needs to take care of their own problems first and stop jumping into every other country’s business.

  • BrotherhoodoftheFallen

    I’m in the U.S. Army and I am not in favor of sending troops into Libya. I have served three tours in Iraq and I hope not to serve one in Libya. I just want to relax and enjoy peace. Killing people is not a pleasant business to be apart of!

    • I Am Legend (Allergic To Darkies)

      where in Iraq ??

    • Wendy

      @ Brothehood, I pray for you and yours and your peers for all you have given in the pretense of freedom, I lost a brother in law to the vietnam war I only heard the horrific storys, my oldest sister lost a husband my niece and nephew lost a father, who wins in this case??? I hear what you saying and no one unless they have been where you have been would understand…….. No war!!!!

    • AFvet26

      @nyc-ista I think I speak for most enlisted military and vets when I say “please shut the hell up.” I was in the Air Force for 5 years which included a tour in Afghanistan and I almost gave my life for this country and I also am now permanently disabled. Please don’t speak on something you know nothing about. Yes, when we signed on the dotted line we knew we were signing over our lives, but that doesnt mean we dont have the right to want to relax and not have to fight another BS war.




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  • Charlotte

    If we go to one more war before 2012 elections, Obama can kiss the white house goodbye.

  • confidently_ugly

    Freedom is appreciated more when you fight your OWN battles.

  • marquis2sade

    Listen, WE need to send people to freakin Lybia…damn have YOU GUYS check the PRICE AT UR LOCAL GAZ PUMP lately? prices are soaring because of tha muh’ fucca so QUADDAFI NEEDS TO BE TAKEN DOWN alongside the price at MY GAZ PUMP

    • Hot Chocolate :)

      The gas prices are gonna go up regardless.

  • nyc-ista718

    i dont think we should..i think we should strike when the moment is right and when we got NATO backin us go in is to repeat the same thing George Dubbya did..i say wait n see what happens…sad whats happening over there but we got way to many issues happening here..last thing we need is another conflict wit the middle east..they’ve been battling for 1,000’s of yrs..what makes u think that by going in that they’ll stop?? doubt it!

  • Kelly

    No! It’s none of our business anyway.

  • keebler mf elf

    Hell NO, them Libyans are racist as hell! Plus, we have injustice in the US that need fixing, so let them fix their own damn problems!

  • Boondock Saint

    That’s what fuggin’ NATO is for. Why the U.S. gotta play the world’s cop? Plus, who’s to say that once we help the rebels today, that they won’t become the Saddam or Qadhafi of tomorrow? Nah, mayne…

  • if anything be noble

    The price on that gas pump is nothing compared to what we’d have to pay if we go into yet another war. That’s why our economy is in shambles today and people can’t find a job… because we’re funding two wars costing US taxpayers billions of dollars a year for the next 500 years. We simply don’t have the money to be running the world. (Being boss = paying cost.)

  • Marquis de Sade

    What the Obama Administration needs to do, is THREATEN the Oil Conglomerates with major TAX PENALTIES if they continue to use Libya’s political unrest as an excuse to raise prices. I can see, if there was an actual shortage due to a Hurricane Katrina-like catastrophe or bombing of one of our main oil suppliers, but these price increases all stem from Wall Street financial speculation as opposed to the fact that MOST of our oil comes from Canada and Mexico. Libya (afterall) is 17th largest oil producer, which is sizable, but not to the point of justifying these outrageous prices at the gas pump…Trust, BP, TEXACO, et. al. are using Lybia’s unrest as a tool to fill their coffers at the expense of the CONSUMERS. (US)

    • Gimmeabreak78

      Cosign. Well-stated.

    • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983...Bossip is f*cking with me today :( :(

      I MUST agree with you. People tooting off at the mouth and know not what they are talking about.

  • JustAshley

    H*ll NO! The USA needs to stop being “World Police” and let other countries work out their own problems!

  • yz

    He11 no let NATO take care of it. We need to finish the mess the Republican Party started.

  • Hot Chocolate :)

    HELL NO!!!

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