10. I wasn't aware that Charles Bouchard was a United States citizen.
The US is pulling out in Libya, to a very large degree. We've already pulled out most of our ships. As I said from the beginning, our long term presence will be no more than a training exercise or typical deployment missions.
Of course, if the US brings in some big guns because of some atrocities happening (say we have credible evidence that Gaddafi is executing 10-15k people for being dissidents), then I'm sure people will bitch about that, too.
I oppose any US initiative to lead or to support any type of military intervention in Libya, whether via NATO, the UN, or any other multilateral organ. I also oppose arming or providing logistical or other military-related support to insurgents in Libya. I expect the US to oppose such things actively. That's my goalpost.
Your picture shows the percentage of GDP and the big bar is probably from Greece not from Germany
While Secretary General, Ismay is also credited as having been the first person to say that the purpose of the alliance was "to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down," a saying that has since become a common way to quickly describe the alliance. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastings_Ismay,_1st_Baron_...
19. Well, the US getting bogged down in Libya was the original comment I replied to..
seems you should respond to that. As far as evading your question.. any idiot knows US is a major part of NATO.. as are some other countries. So, are you now saying NATO will be bogged down in Libya forever? If so, I belive you will also be crow munching on that one.
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