Skip to comments.Will US combat operations in Libya have the support of the public?
Posted on 03/17/2011 4:33:00 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
Looking for an honest opinion here, not one from your I hate everything Obama drawer.
Will any US combat operations have the support of the public?
Or will it be unpopular? Seen as just one more conflict in the middle east and something Obama need not involve us with. Considering the economy, the jobs situation, Japan and how it will effect the global economy and the possibility this could lead to further uprisings in the ME resulting in more trouble for oil prices...
Personally, once the decision is made to put our troops and pilots into harms way I’m all for it.
The support is needed for moral, we must stand behind the troops and pilots!
I do not support Obama but neither do I support US troops or air operations against Libya. This is not our fight. We gain nothing regardless of which side wins.
Anyone who thinks that a rebel victory will usher in an era of Jeffersonian democracy in Libya is insane
Hell no, we have no damn business there. On one side you have an a-hole and on the otherside you have an a-hole. Neither one is your friend.
This is not our fight.
We are not the world’s policeman. And if we try to be, we’ll go the way of the Roman and British empires.
Bomb the crap out of him....it’s what reagan would do...
It has NO stated purpose other than a general support of a revolution of uncertain origins within Libya.
At lease the first war in Iraq had Kuwait invasion as casus belli and the second one had reported WMD, among other things, which, even if one disagrees, it was not simply supporting a revolution out of a general support of any revolution against a dictator.
This precedent will have to be changed by the next President and Congress, as it makes no sense for the U.S. to back any and every revolution that happens. What about if a revolution starts in a Western nation - the U.K., Australia, France ? Do we automatically back every revolution ?
We must not only judge the ruler to be tryannical, but also ascertain that the revolutionaries are not going to be worse tyrants than the tyrant.
It will depend as always on casualties. If we go in and just take out his air force, bomb him to smithereens and the rebels finish him off then it will have support. If it ends up like a Gulf War 1, Panama, Kosovo type deal it will have support.
If it ends up more like Iraq with mounting casualties, it won’t have support.
Fortunately it doesn’t look like there’s any plan to occupy Libya and nation build. I don’t see high casulaty numbers. He has practically no air force. We’ll finish off his air force and navy in a matter of hours and that will pretty much be the end of it.
I will bet Code Pink, ANSWER and the rest of the anti war groups will be awfully silent IF troops are deployed however I would expect Cindy Sheehan to raise a ruckus. She is at least consistent.
You know what? — let the Arabs take care of that clown if they see fit to do so. No more rescuing people whose base ideology is a gross totalitarianism that destroys everything it touches.
From a strictly humanitarian angle though, I’m good with “one shot, one kill” for Qadaffi. Other than that, let’s keep our warfighters out of that sh*thole.
I support the men and women of the armed forces, but I'm not sure why were involved in a civil war whose outcome is murky at best. Does anyone really know anything about the opposition to Qaddafi, and what kind of regime will take his place if he is toppled?
And beyond that, are we really certain that air-strikes and no-fly-zones are going to be decisive here?
I shall support our servicemembers to the hilt as always. I shall never accept nor remain silent in the face of anything that blames them for this action. That blame falls solely on the shoulders of the Commander In Chief.
“The support is needed for moral,”
That the UN, Obama, McCain and Hillary! support it doesn’t do much for my `moral’.
Why the f*ck should we be doin’ this sh*t
Saudis,french, germans have the fire power.
They afraid this sh*t, then fix it.
I hope you are right but I fear there is a bit of a surprise involving a new generation of anti-aircraft systems. This statement reminds me of GW2: ‘Well finish off his air force and navy in a matter of hours and that will pretty much be the end of it’.
Are we talking about no-fly and air strikes, or combat on the ground?
This is a UN operation. Obozo will do what they order him to do.