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Lawmakers urge caution on arming Libyan rebels


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  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    April 3, 2011 6:25 p.m.

    Re: Screwdriver | 2:07 p.m. April 3, 2011

    We can't spend the rest of our lives defending Obama because of what Bush did or didn't do.

    Fact of the matter is that Obama dropped some bombs and one perfectly good $100 million dollar F-15E jet fighter on Libya before packing up and leaving town with Col. Muammar Gaddafi is still in control. The rebels we were defending are fleeing for their lives while Obama and the liberals are busy patting themselves on the back.

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    April 3, 2011 2:07 p.m.

    Bush did arm terroists by not securing munition depots in Bagdad. He made sure the oil ministry was guarded though......

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    April 3, 2011 1:41 p.m.

    Amazing! Liberals wanting to arm Al Qaida? If President Bush had suggested that the left would be having a 10 alarm hissy fit! Obama and the Democrats are such hypocrites!

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    April 3, 2011 12:52 p.m.

    Stop blocking MY posts DN.

    Remember Iraq?, well it's the same thing here also, who can trust these muslims, U.S. and its allies need to know much more about the rebels in Libya before providing them with advanced weapons to fight Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces. They don't need to know any-more. A Mullah is an Islamic clergyman. The name when used properly is a way of showing respect. The beautiful Pakistani actress, Veena Malik, has been accused by a Muslim cleric of being immoral for appearing on an Indian reality show called "Big Boss," which is like our version of "Big Brother." In an appearance with Express News TV, she was confronted by cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi who said that she "disgraced Pakistan, as well as Islam" for appearing on the show (though he admitted to not having watched a single episode of "Big Boss"). Stirred up by three angry mullahs who urged them to avenge the burning of a Koran at a Florida church, thousands of protesters overran the compound of the United Nations in this northern Afghan city, killing at least 12 people, Afghan and United Nations officials said.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    April 3, 2011 12:21 p.m.

    Years ago we armed the rebels in Pakistan. Today we refer to them as the Taliban. Will the rebels in Libya today be our enemies tomorrow?

  • Gentile brookings, SD
    April 3, 2011 11:17 a.m.

    Talk about posturing! Of course we have to be careful who we assit. Some people, believe it or not, do not like us and will try to misuse our help. But we have to support the freedom loving people, whether they be brown skin, black skin, white skin, Zoroasterians, or whatever. We will get the job done, just quit posturing!