Skip to comments.Gates says Libya not 'a vital interest' for US
Posted on 03/27/2011 6:18:07 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he doesn't think Libya is "a vital interest" for the United States, but he does say the North African nation is part of a region that's of vital American interest.
Gates tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that "we clearly have interests" in Libya, though he doesn't believe it's a vital American interest.
Obama said that when innocent people are being "brutalized" and when a leader such as Gadhafi threatens "a bloodbath that could destabilize an entire region" and when other countries are ready to help save lives, then it's in "our national interest to act."
Gates tells ABC's "This Week" that he doesn't think Libya posed an actual or imminent threat to the U.S. before military operations began last weekend.
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I wonder if the entire country has been taking the crazy pills.
Vital means what?? There are a lot of American Businesses that have bveen hurt by the embargo.
No matter who ends up in control of Libya, they will have to sell their oil. Maybe not to us, but at least into the international marketplace.
I don’t like Ghaddafi and have no problem sending missles into his tent. As to saving the Libyans at large, no matter how that turns out, these folks will still see us as infidels when all is said and done.
I just don’t want to risk US troops to save someone who will likely hate us anyway.
I think he told truth and lied at the same time.
Kinetic Bureaucrat Spin (KBS)
Does this ass make my country look small?
but he does say the North African nation is part of a region that’s of vital American interest.
What he does mean is Libya is muslim and the chosen one is going to protect muslim interest and Gadaffy.
We should not be supplying Muslims with weapons that will be used against Americans in the future.
Translation: George Soros doesn’t own any Libyan oil wells.
Then why the h-e-double toothpicks are we over there?????
Obama's remarks sound just like what Mrs. Palin said on Facebook:
NATO and our allies should look at establishing a no-fly zone so Libyan air forces cannot continue slaughtering the Libyan people. We should not be afraid of freedom, especially when it comes to people suffering under a brutal enemy of America. Heres to freedom from Gaddafi for the people of Libya. --Mrs. Palin
So the US military’s job now is to protect European oil flows and security against immigration?
The blood and treasure of the US is at the world’s disposal and at the whim of elites who would not sacrifice their own or their family’s blood and treasure for this nonsense.
I’m sick of these people.
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And our so called allies, the countries benefiting from the action in Libya, are now claiming to not own the military action.
It’s almost like he’s begging someone to start impeachment procedures with his comments. Any takers? I didn’t think there would be
Which is precisely why Barry is there.
Vital for American jobs. selling replacement weapons to NATO.
Do we want more GUNS or BUTTER? This is an economic war. Its a War for JOBS, TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENTS, and to Get re-elected as he wants to get people back to work with new jobs in the defense industry when all HELL breaks loose.
AXELROD AND OBUMMER have this scripted out to not only destroy the economy when WORLD WAR III erupts but he also knows that he can do anything he wants as he only answers to GEORGE SOROS.
We could be in Obamas LIE-BYA for years to come!
Obama's ineptitude has made Gates' job difficult, put us at risk long term, grossly expanded the imperial presidency and accomplished nothing in the vital American interest.
Exactly WHO? is paying us for this.
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