Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Libya............

I'm having a hard time formulating an opinion on our involvement in Libya. On the one hand I understand that Qaddafi was killing his citizens and using mercenary forces to do it. But are we then also going to get involved in Yemen, Syria and Bahrain? And are we only getting involved here because Libya is rich in oil, and Darfur, for example, isn't? That is an inexcusable double standard. And what about the cost? Each one of the missiles fired costs $1-1.5 million dollars. Aren't we supposed to be broke over here? Aren't we cutting the funds to WIC (food for women, infants and children who can't afford it) and Head Start? It's bad enough we are still in Iraq and Afghanistan (why are we there? I don't even remember anymore....) Plus part of me feels that people need to fight there own battles (which is why Egypt was such a heart warming example). You never know if the rebel you are supporting now ends up being Osama bin Laden. Oh wait, didn't that happen once or twice already? Would appreciate your thoughts...

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