Obama administration considering arming Libyan rebels

The New York Times is reporting that the Obama administration considering arming rebels in Libya. Putting high-tech weapons in the hands of Muslim freedom-fighters, what could go wrong?

The more this thing goes on, the less it looks like a NATO led no-fly zone, and the more it looks like an old-fashioned proxy war. If President Obama, recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, wants to wage war against Moammar Gadhafi and remove him from power, he really ought to go to congress and obtain a declaration of war. That way he can send the U.S. military into Libya and remove Gadhafi from power.

The last thing we should be doing is putting weapons into the hands of Libyan rebels. There’s no denying that Moammar Gadhafi is a murderous thug. Who’s to say these Libyan rebels are any better?

For all we know, they are just as bad as Gadhafi. For all we know, they could be much worse.


  1. Tom Sheehan says

    I wouldn’t trust any of these rebels. Look what happened in the early 80’s with the US funding and funneling weapons to the mujahideen in Afghanistan fighting the Russians – Bin Laden. These rebels know how to play Washington. I don’t trust any of them.

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