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Submitted by Peter J. Herz (United States), Mar 19, 2011 at 15:56

The US does not have a dog in the Libyan fight, and ought to stay out.

I agree 200% with everyone who says that Qaddafi is a despicable thug; and, what's worse, he was the Soviet Bloc's despicable thug from the day he kicked out King Idris to the day the Soviet Union fell. However, it would be sheer and utter folly to commit American prestige and lives to help an unknown Libyan opposition. I understand that the Libyan rebels pin a star of David on Qaddafi's image before hanging or burning it, suggesting that they're the same sort of Muslim supremacists who attacked us on 9/11 and who cheer for Osama Bin Laden. Eastern Libya has also been a generous supplier of enemy fighters in Iraq and Afghanistan, so the US has absolutely no obligations, humanitarian or otherwise, to aid that area.

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