Thursday, March 24, 2011

"Here we go again" - Gary Johnson on Libyan intervention

Libya | Barack Obama | Here we go again | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment - Gary E. Johnson, Mar. 23, 2011:

"When are we going to learn? Injecting American military right into the internal strife of other nations with no clear definition of a successful outcome doesn’t work. Our service men and women who are putting themselves at risk, the taxpayers who are paying $600,000 for every Tomahawk missile launched, and yes, the people in Libya we are supposedly trying to help, all deserve to know what the plan is. That really isn’t too much to ask.

"Sometimes it appears our political leaders doubt that we can handle the truth.

"If the objective in Libya is to replace Muammar Gaddafi — then why don’t we just say it, and do it? Or at least have an honest debate about it. If that is the idea, it is perhaps worth noting that the guy has hung on to power for decades and just bombing his missile defenses may not do the trick. It is also worth pointing out that we went into Afghanistan to get rid of Osama bin Laden and his cronies, and almost ten years and hundreds of billions of dollars and too many American lives later, we are still there — and bin Laden isn’t."

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