Sens. Lieberman and Rubio: Victory In Libya a Necessity
Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, in a letter to the Wall Street Journal
, urged America to remain strong in her battle against Moammar Gadhafi, discussed the importance of victory in Libya, and asked for an end to the current Congressional argument that the President violated the War Powers Resolution.
“Whatever one thinks about the constitutional questions surrounding the War Powers Resolution, or the wisdom of the original decision to intervene in Libya three months ago, the strategic reality is that our nation is now engaged in a fight. It will either end in the demise of a brutal anti-American dictator, or in his victory over us and our allies,” wrote the Senators.
The Senators argue an American withdrawal would have detrimental impacts on the NATO alliance and put a strain on Euro-American relations.
“At this critical hour, both our values and our interests demand that we stand fast. Rather than abandoning the cause of freedom in Libya and throwing a lifeline to a vicious dictator—one who has American blood on his hands—we should push toward the only acceptable outcome: the removal of the Gadhafi regime and, with it, the opportunity for the Libyan people to build a free and democratic society,” Lieberman and Rubio wrote to conclude the letter.