On March 18, 2011 US missiles destroyed Libyan military installations and equipment. Muammar Gaddafi has not stepped down or stopped military action. Should the US continue military operations in Libya?

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Think we need to pay attention to domestic issues and our own backyard. We never should have committed to this in the past and we should right that wrong now.

Submitted: over 8 years ago by: validated user

Unfortunately, it is not America's job to play world police. While I do not support leaders such as Gaddafi, I don't think we can nor should interfere with unstable nations. We have our own problems to worry about at home. Occasionally, it may be necessary, such as World War II, but other than that we should stay at home and fix the issues we have here first.

Submitted: over 8 years ago by: validated user

We have two conflicts in progress, no funds, no vital interest in Libya and Libya's conflict is not in danger of spreading directly to other countries (there is no direct threat to others outside of Libya due to actions taken in Libya). We're either the world's policeman or we're not. If we're going to be the world's policeman, we should be recognized as such and get paid for it.

Submitted: over 8 years ago by: validated user

if the U.S. (we) classify this as a civil war, just think back to how we managed against the Brits in our independence fight. we needed help also and sent to other nations for that help. I endorse the no fly zone. I endorse training for the rebels. I don't necessarily endorse men on the ground but i realize a minimum personnel are needed.

Submitted: over 8 years ago by: validated user

Khadafi was using his aircraft to kill, at will, innocent people. No fly zone is one thing. But to encourage a group of people to commit civil war without outside allies reminds me of the Bay of Pigs.

Submitted: over 8 years ago by: russell jenkins

We've supplied arms to rebels before. Then they slammed two planes into the World Trade Center.

Submitted: over 8 years ago by: Greggory Hernandez

This conflict is not winnable and once he out out of office chaos will rein in this tribal country.

Submitted: over 8 years ago by: validated user

I might be mistaken but didn't we provide arms to Iraq in the 70's or 80's. We should think twice before we arm our future enemies.

Submitted: over 8 years ago by: validated user

While I don't favor continued military presence -- in air or boots on the ground, I do favor dropping arms to the rebels> I believe we need to support such a fight for freedom in this way.

Submitted: over 8 years ago by: Nancy Alder

Regardless of whether we should have gotten involved or not, now that we're involved we should keep our commitment.

Submitted: over 8 years ago by: Roger Scanland