Repub Pres. candidates furiously backpedaling inre: Libya

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    Huntsman is the only candidate I would classify as viable in the current Repub lineup but t-publicans won't vote for him because he isn't tossing red meat to the social conservatives.

    First Read - First Thoughts: Republicans backtrack on Libya
     
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    The "leading from behind" quote is laughable, since many of those same people would say we shouldn't be the world's policeman. So, this time we get our allies to do most of the work, while we provide back-up and a reserve force. What's wrong with that? It proves NATO isn't just us and shows things can get done with a helluva force in reserve, if things go bad. Also, since when is a civil war in an oil-producing country not "core to U.S. national security interests"?
     
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    I didn't agree w/ the "leading from behind" part of the article either because the U.S. pretty much single-handedly softened-up the area before anyone else went in. I still remember Repubs bellyaching about our involvement/taking the lead there.
     
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    CIA was in bed with Khaddafi...
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    Tripoli Files Show CIA Working With Libya
    SEPTEMBER 3, 2011 - The Central Intelligence Agency and Libyan intelligence services developed such a tight relationship during the George W. Bush administration that the U.S. shipped terror suspects to Libya for interrogation and suggested the questions they should be asked, according to documents found in Libya's External Security agency headquarters.
     
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    Wouldn't be the first mass murdering terrorists the Bushes were in bed with..

    Or doing business with.
     
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    Libya is far from a success yet! After the American Civil War there was reconstruction. This is where the heavy lifting is done. Gaddiff isn't dead yet and can still yield a guerrilla campaign to mess with reconstruction. We don't even know who the rebels are and who is now taking over and running the country. We do know the rebels have stated they won't hand over the Lockbie (Sp?) Bomber. We do know the #1 source of the foreign fighters in Iraq were from Libya!

    There is so much in the air that already saying "Mission Accomplished" is premature!
     
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    The liberals destroyed the place, to them thats success.
     
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    The lest expensive, both in money & lives, American foray in recent memory. Qaddafi is a carbon copy of SH. What say you conservatives? We see what Romney & Huntman have said ;) :lol:
     
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    They did show it was about protecting French oil and not for humanitarian reasons.
     
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    In cahoots with Qaddafi...
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    Did a former State Department official tell Qaddafi how to manipulate the US?
    September 2, 2011 - That's the implication of documents found by Al Jazeera in Tripoli. The documents also suggest that US Rep. Dennis Kucinich tried to help provide legal assistance to the Libyan regime.
     

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