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    • Mark of Lewiston
    • 24.02.11 | 06:49 (IST)

    The US Marines have already been there and done that on "the shores of Tripoli." Maybe those who want the US to do something need reminding, the US is broke. We have two ongoing wars that not a dime has been raised to pay for. And the US military is already occupied. It would also do to remember that in the next week or two, the political impasse in the US is likely to result in a shut down of the government. When that happens, bills go unpaid. And when bills are unpaid, deliveries of food and fuel and ammunition to our troops is not guaranteed. The US cannot and should not do anything in Libya. We did not install the dictatorship there and it is not our job to try and remove it. Further, it would be the height of immorality to insert troops and then abandon them while they are under fire or otherwise in harm's way. Democracy may be a commie, Islamist plot as Glenn Beck says. But the US can and should NOT stop it in Libya. If Glenn Beck and his cronies like, I'm sure they can afford to get their Goldline sponsors to fund a ship and a few thousand AK-47 so they can go themselves. Other countries are free to make their own decisions, with their own troops and their own money. But the US should sit this out.

    from the article: Elie Wiesel: 'World must intervene to stop Gadhafi'
    First published 03:52 24.02.11 | Last updated 03:52 24.02.11
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