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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:24 AM
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Sens. Graham, McCain and Lieberman applaud Obama for drones over Libya, urge escalation
"You can't get into a fight with one foot," Lieberman said.

A trio of U.S. senators redoubled calls Sunday for the Obama administration to step up U.S. support for Libyan rebels in their battle against the regime of Moammar Kadafi, even targeting Kadafi directly if necessary.

"I think the focus should now be to cut the head of the snake off. That's the quickest way to end this," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on CNN's "State of the Union." "Let's get this guy gone."

Graham was joined by Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who just completed a visit to Libya, and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) in urging the U.S. to resume a leadership role in the air campaign against Kadafi's forces...

Even while applauding the Obama administration for deploying drones in Libya, the three lawmakers, who often work together, criticized the White House for removing other U.S. attack aircraft from front line roles in the support of rebel forces.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/middleeas...
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:27 AM
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1. Fucking old vampires, always looking for fresh blood
Disgusting...
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napoleon_in_rags Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:46 AM
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2. Whatever they are going to do:
I hope they do it quick and leave. My sense is that the situation unfolding over there is going to take a LONG time to work itself out...And while I believe the support of the rebels is good and moral, we can't afford to play the guiding benevolent superpower for too long. We have our own fish to fry.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:47 AM
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3. Far too often Obama seems to seek the advice of the worst possible people
It's very troubling.
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The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:41 AM
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4. How despicable nt
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:47 AM
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5. Then if he escalates, they will gripe about him overstepping his
bounds.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:52 AM
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6. They're just playing the Briar Patch game
as they try to goad him into playing their game, so they can throw him under the bus, either way :)
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Distant Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:47 AM
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9. This "days not weaks" adventure may cost Obama the economy and the election

We never seem to get how long it takes for stability to return after we start dropping bombs and killing people. The little "action" is a dark shadow on the world.
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:03 AM
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7. Will those three just get a room already??
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:15 AM
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8. You said it.
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