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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:47 AM
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So McCain says "No Public Option" but He, Collins and Lieberman offer Military Equipment for Libya??
(CAN WE GET THESE THREE VOTED OUT? BTW..Lindsey Graham was there in Libya,too..all on the August recess) No Public Option ...just more money for arms. :banghead:


Posted on Fri, Aug. 14, 2009
US senators discuss military equipment for Libya

The Associated Press

A delegation of U.S. senators led by John McCain met with Libya's leader Friday to discuss the possible delivery of non-lethal defense equipment.

The visit and Washington's offer of military equipment was another sign of the improving ties between the former longtime adversaries.

"We discussed the possibility of moving ahead with the provision of non-lethal defense equipment to the government of Libya," McCain said at a news conference. He gave no details on the kind of military equipment Washington is offering.

A halting, five-year rapprochement between the two countries began in 2003 when Moammar Gadhafi renounced terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Earlier this year, Washington posted an ambassador to Libya for the first time in 36 years.

Senator McCain, however, said the U.S. remained concerned about Libya's record on human rights and political reform.

"As we move ahead with the many ways in which the United States and Libya can work together as partners, there remain areas where real work needs to be done," McCain said. "The status of human rights and political reform in Libya will remain a chief element of concern."

The U.S. State Department's 2008 human rights report on Libya says problems include reported disappearances, torture, arbitrary arrests and the detention of political prisoners. The report also cites a lack of civil liberties, restrictions on freedom of religion and discrimination against women and ethnic minorities.


Still, McCain said, "ties between the United States and Libya have taken a remarkable and positive turn in recent years."

The American delegation also included Senators Joseph Lieberman, Susan Collins and Lindsey Graham.

http://www.thestate.com/world/v-print/story/902086.html
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:52 PM
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1. Should we pay for Arms for Libya and give up Health Insurance for it?
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