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IPFS News Link • WAR: About that War

Threats Continue, But Will US Attack Libya?


The Obama Administration is continuing to threaten military intervention in Libya, but as ever continues to say that they have yet to decide on if or how to do so. The administration, however, is facing growing calls to launch such an attack.

Not from inside Libya, of course, as the top factions in the rebel group have repeatedly and loudly spurned US offers of assistance, and the concern that US intervention would do far more damage to the rebels’ popular support than anything else remains a strong reason to oppose it.

But Sens. John Kerry (D – MA) and John McCain (R – AZ), both forever enthusiastic about starting new US wars, are leading the charge for attacking Libya, no matter how unwise, and President Obama, seemingly ambivalent on the matter, seems to be at serious risk of taking these calls as an excuse to pick a side.