I do think it is important that American’s take responsibility for the power we have and help stand up for Libya. The question is, how much? How much, how often and how far will we and or should we go in order to help?
Though I think it is important to help others, meeting violence with violence never works. When someone hits us and say “we will just hit them back harder” who does that help? No one.
The people in Libya do need our help and I think we are doing a good job of trying to protect the people right now. I don’t think we need to get involved in another war we cannot afford, a fight we may not be able to solve.
Fighting, as we are told when we are children, is never the answer. I still agree, fighting won’t solve our problems and in most cases it will make the problem worse. If everyone just remembered what their mother taught them, the world would be a better place.
According to CNN.com:
Western policy has shown a disconnect between the political goals espoused by its leaders and the military actions allowed by U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973. The resolution authorizes a no-fly zone and other actions designed to protect civilian lives. It does not support actions to oust Gadhafi, and imposes serious restrictions on the coalition's ability to assist the rebels and achieve broader political goals.
The rebels are a ragtag force. They are poorly equipped and lack experienced professional leadership. Without more active Western support it is not clear that they have the wherewithal to capture Tripoli and overthrow Gadhafi. If the rebel counteroffensive stalls, the Western-led coalition could face a protracted military stalemate, which could last for months -- perhaps longer -- and leave Gadhafi in control of much of western Libya.