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McCain: Increase military support to Libyan rebels
Associated Press ^ | April 22, 2011 | SEBASTIAN ABBOT

Posted on 04/22/2011 10:15:45 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain called for increased military support Friday for Libya's rebels, including providing weapons, training and giving close air support to the opposition in the battle to oust Moammar Gadhafi.

McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said at a news conference in the rebels' stronghold of Benghazi in eastern Libya that he did not believe U.S. ground troops are in order.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: libya; mccain; muslimbrotherhood; obamaslibyanwar; obamaswar; r2p; warinlibya; wolfowitz

1 posted on 04/22/2011 10:15:46 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah, um, NO! How does no work for you Senator????

mrs


2 posted on 04/22/2011 10:17:38 AM PDT by proudmilitarymrs ("Of the four wars of my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No


3 posted on 04/22/2011 10:19:23 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Once again, McLame reminds all of us just what a lousy choice he was in 2008. He just cannot help himself. He is a moron!


4 posted on 04/22/2011 10:20:30 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey McLame! You’ve allowed this country to engage in combat, without being attacked—where’s your Congressional approval?? Why aren’t you in the US forming the impeachment committee??


5 posted on 04/22/2011 10:20:54 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Call the folks with the pretty white jackets. McCain needs to be taken away quick!

STFU, John.


6 posted on 04/22/2011 10:22:26 AM PDT by griswold3 (Character is destiny)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No arming those that want to do us harm.
I don't care if you think they are NOT the enemy. NO! NO! NO!
7 posted on 04/22/2011 10:22:46 AM PDT by lucky american (I'm tired.)
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To: griswold3

What the heck?

I thought we were limited to enforcing a no fly zone,AND, that everything we were doing was in concert with other countries and UN resolutions.

I thought we were specifically not taking sides in the conflict. I thought we wanted to prevent a bloodbath of civilians, and work towards a cease fire.

Aren’t many of these rebels are allied with Al Qaeda and Bin Laden?

Do we know what we are getting into in Libya? While Gadafi is a tyrant, do we really want an Al Qaeda state in Libya instead???????


8 posted on 04/22/2011 10:27:35 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah sure! This man if freaking crazy!!! I do believe he is a war monger!

Hey John, Benghazi is the region of Libya that sent more fighters to Iraq to kill our troops than any other muslim country per capita! And now you want to help them????


9 posted on 04/22/2011 10:28:02 AM PDT by panthermom (Proud Mom of an Infantry Soldier)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Y’know, you would think that a guy who spent years in the Hanoi Hilton would understand that we can’t go committing our young men and women into every backyard scuffle that breaks out all over the world. If anybody should understand the perils of half-assing military intervention, it should be an ex-POW like McQueeg.

}:-)4


10 posted on 04/22/2011 10:31:00 AM PDT by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is taking too long, this one-country-at-a-time thing.

We should attack every country in the world and embroil ourselves in a prolonged low-intensity guerrilla non-war for 10 years in every location on the globe.


11 posted on 04/22/2011 10:31:08 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We do NOT need to be involved in this. Get out of Libya NOW!!!!


12 posted on 04/22/2011 10:31:45 AM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“...McCain called for increased military support Friday for Libya’s rebels...”

...because...............

I must have missed the because part.


13 posted on 04/22/2011 10:32:51 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

What will the Black Congressional Caucus do when they find out the ‘Rebels’ are savagely murdering Black Africans?


14 posted on 04/22/2011 10:33:20 AM PDT by griswold3 (Character is destiny)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let Islamic countries manage their own revolutions. That way we won’t be giving military support to the same people we recently called al-Qaeda. Send McCain over to help the “rebels.”


15 posted on 04/22/2011 10:51:18 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gen. McCain never met an Islamic Terrorist he couldn’t give more weapons and ammo to.


16 posted on 04/22/2011 11:19:30 AM PDT by gitmogrunt
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To: griswold3

They will ignore it, just like Haiti and every other hell hole. They don’t identify with African blacks. There’s no power there.


17 posted on 04/22/2011 12:26:19 PM PDT by Phillipian (Post Tenebras Lux)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Al Qaeda...

Juan's newest bestest friends...

FUJM!

18 posted on 04/22/2011 12:54:45 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: swain_forkbeard
...because............... I must have missed the because part.

Because Wolfowitz said so.

John opens mouth, Wolfowitz speaks.

19 posted on 04/22/2011 1:18:44 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Sapere Aude!" --Immanuel Kant)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We are only four months of the six year term of a man who is making sages of those who predicted exactly what we would get if he was re-elected.

We tried to tell the people of Arizona. Now the whole nation is stuck with the son of a bitch. Hell, the whole world is.

Our nations is committing suicide before our very eyes.

Alas, it was a good republic for a while.


20 posted on 04/22/2011 2:04:03 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (The only thing higher than Obama's chin, is his ass facing West five times a day.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Itchy needs to get back to his watch on the border. What a lame ass RINO.


21 posted on 04/22/2011 3:26:58 PM PDT by Doob ("My mass x my velocity = your A**" - Early Cuyler)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; rabscuttle385; indylindy; MaggieCarta; ...

FUJM


22 posted on 04/22/2011 7:39:45 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: DoughtyOne

” Our nations is committing suicide before our very eyes.

Alas, it was a good republic for a while. “

Yeah....past tense.


23 posted on 04/23/2011 9:55:57 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Osama bin laden: “amrika such a funny land, first they love me. Then I kill many amrikans and they hate me! Then they forget all about it and love me again! Praise Allah they are crazy fun!”


24 posted on 04/23/2011 10:01:17 AM PDT by Yaelle
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