Obama: using the US military “to prevent atrocities in Libya”

Posted By on March 22, 2011

ktmcfarland_imus110322Although I’m not a big Don Imus fan, KT McFarland discussed the point that has been bothering me seeing the many uprisings in the middle east. At what point do we restrict our military involvement around the world to our security and national interest … and at what point do we commit our blood and treasure to someone else’s civil war … for ”humanitarian reasons?” Cambodia, Srebrenica, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, Iran, etc? (video below)

I’m not saying that we shouldn’t be involved in Libya, but the term “mission creep” does comes to mind whenever we commit our military forces to help one side or the other. Let’s hope our current involvement is “limited” or that the next middle eastern country experiencing civil unrest doesn’t end up a seemingly never ending military mission like we seeing in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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