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David Horsey on Libya
David Horsey,, David Horsey on Libya

Good morning, Netizens...


We seem to be in a quagmire in Libya, or so cartoonist David Horsey suggests. We are either damned if we do or damned if we don't. We cannot simply turn our backs on Gaddafi and allow him to continue killing his own people; but now that we're engaged in the No Fly Zone, just how do we get out of yet another war?


According to President Obama we are not going to be sending U.S. troops into Libya, which is probably a very astute idea on its own right. On the other hand, will the No Fly Zone prevent further killings? I am very uncertain whether the No Fly Zone will actually work, resulting in Gaddafi leaving Libya in his rear view mirror. According to several different news sources, his decision is probably not about money, as Gaddafi is worth millions of dollars already.


As we enter the sixth day of what is an undeclared war on Gaddafi coalition forces bombed a hospital in Misrata. Ostensibly the members of the No Fly Zone bombed the coalition forces into smithereens and the shelling of the hospital stopped .. for now. According to several news sources, the hospital is now eking out a strained existence on a standby generator as there is no electricity available.


This begs the issue whether this is the “humanitarian” solution President Obama had in mind, much less the United Nations when the bombing of selective targets in Libya first began.


President Obama has promised that he will discuss the duration of the bombing and its cost, perhaps within days. Congress, particularly the Republican side of the aisle, are discontented with the U.S. involvement in the No Fly Zone and want answers to some of their pointed questions.


It does seem to be a quandary of a multi-hued variety. Of course, your results may differ.



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