Skip to comments.Officials: US Missile Attack On Libya Prepared
Posted on 03/19/2011 10:49:28 AM PDT by Strategy
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. prepared to launch a missile attack on Libyan air defenses, but American ships and aircraft stationed in and around the Mediterranean Sea did not participate in initial French air missions Saturday, according to two U.S. officials familiar with the unfolding intervention.
One official said the U.S. intends to limit its involvement - at least in the initial stages - to helping protect French and other air missions by taking out Libyan air defenses.
An attack against those defenses with Navy sea-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles was planned for later Saturday, one official said. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of military operations.
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Who’s paying us for this?
arent the tomahawks like $1 million a shot?
Has Congress declared war on Libya? By what authority are war actions authorized?
No War for oil?
Why is Obama rushing us into war?
NO BLOOD FOR OIL!!
Isn’t there a general rule that in war you don’t announce your plans in advance to the Associated Press? What is going on here?
For decades, the UN and lefties were OK with Gaddafi. Now suddenly he must be run out of town? Why him and not Iran’s Ahmadinejad? They both had protestors in the streets.
So, we`re going to fire missiles into Libya and break a lot of their stuff and kill some Libyans.
OK, fine. Then what?
...whoops.. we didn`t plan that far ahead.
Who’s calling the shots? Did Barry delegate????
What? No shrill cries from the peacenik LibDems on Capitol Hill? No lamentations from the hippies? Where’s the love?
Jeez, guys- has everyone forgotten that Quadaffi personally ordered the murders of hundreds of Americans at Lockerbie?
My main problem with Obama’s handling of this is that he seems to be acting in his typically pansy and politically calculating way- using missiles so no there’s no political risk of our losing pilots.
I have no problem at all with stopping a known terrorist using military means.
The OBVIOUS end to this mess is the Reagan Solution.
Stop farting around the edges.
No fly zone, what a joke.
Did they announce the exact time so Kadaffy the loon can escape?
Why not wait until Col. Daffy makes another public showing in his Lady GaGa outfit and take him out with a cruise and/or a drone?
Probably my great grand children will be paying for it.
According to Hitlery he doesn’t need Congress.
But ofcourse her hubby Bubba violated it routinely.
The War Powers Resolution (WPR) was an act passed by Congress in 1973, over President Richard Nixon’s veto, to insure that the collective judgment of both the Congress and the President will apply to the introduction of United States armed forces into hostilities. The War Powers Resolution restricted Presidential war making to situations in which Congress had declared war or had given the President specific permission to use the armed forces in hostilities or in which the nation, its territories, possessions, or armed forces had been attacked.
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