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We are pulling out what little we had committed to the Libyan conflict. The rebels are now talking about a ceasefire/truce. Looks like Gaddafi will stay in power, so the billions spent on Tomahawks and all the other resources we used to back up the 'coalition', are just wasted. In the end the status quo will be maintained. Another case of a war being run by politicians who do not have a clue. Should have been all in or all out. Half assed politicians doing a half assed job.
Clearly the 'rebel cause' was a grossly inflated thing with not enough substance to constitute a real force.
The whole thing is just the Colonial powers interfering with and stealing commercial gain from an area - as they have done for the past two or three hundred years.
And as someone above says - just an excuse to sell arms to each other - the only economic activity that is showing a huge profit these days for the west.
Perhaps we HAVE learned something from Iraq.
Freedom for Middle East countries does not come cheap.
Glad US recognized that after only a few weeks rather than several years.
Gates saw it right away. He said we had no interests in Libya, then Hilary took over and tried to cover up what he said.
Freedom anywhere does not come cheap. That is the problem with lots of citizens in lots of countries, they are not willing to pay the price and that is why they have so little of it. We know the cost, our forefathers paid it with their blood, and over the years, the blood of young men and women have been installments to maintain that freedom. When we are no longer willing to die to maintain our freedoms, we will no longer value it and will end up losing it.
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