COMMENTARY | Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana suggested President Obama ask Congress for a full declaration of war should a no-fly zone be approved over Libya. The Arab League had a consensus regarding the implementation of keeping the air space over Libya free of Muammar Gadhafi's jets. He has been using his military might to bomb civilian targets in his country. Lugar touts the declaration of war as a step to involve Congress in the discussion of a no-fly zone.
"It is doubtful that U.S. interests would be served by imposing a no-fly zone over Libya. If the Obama Administration is contemplating this step, however, it should begin by seeking a declaration of war against Libya that would allow for a full Congressional debate on the issue," Lugar stated on his website.
When President Ronald Reagan decided to bomb Libya in retaliation for the bombing of a Berlin dance club, he consulted with Arab and European leaders first before doing anything. There was no declaration of war. Reagan only used the attack as a last resort after months of economic sanctions did nothing. Lugar was a Senator back in the Regan era as he was first elected in 1976.
Libya has only been under fire for just over a month and Lugar is ready to declare war against them? Libya hasn't attacked the United States directly and so far the uprising has stayed internal and within the borders of the North African nation.
Not only that, how is declaring war in our best interests if a simple no-fly zone is not? Regime change was allegedly in our best interests in 2003 when we invaded Iraq. Protecting innocent civilians without taking over a country should absolutely be in our best interests to save lives.Answer Question
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See? What crisis in Libya? Budget? We have to balance a budget? Earthquake?
He's more concerned with the " other " March Madness
Answer by jewjewbee at 2:05 PM on Mar. 15, 2011