LEE WANTED OBAMA TO ALLOW CONGRESS TO VOTE OF MILITARY ATTACK
President Obama should have allowed Congress to debate and vote on military intervention in Libya, Rep. Barbara Lee in a statement Tuesday and on MSNBC.
“We can’t afford to be in another costly war with no exit strategy,” Lee told Tamron Hall of MSNBC. The Oakland congresswoman said U.S. intervention in the burgeoning Libyan Civil War could “exacerbate” tensions in the region. Although, the president clearly stated ground troops would not be introduced into Libya, Lee worries it could ultimately occur without formulation of a specific exit strategy.
U.S. warplanes bombed numerous Libyan targets this past weekend in effort to give cover from rebels trying to end the 42-year-reign of Col. Moammar Khadafy.
“Entering into a significant military engagement with Libya has the potential to become a quagmire that will cost lives, money and America’s standing around the world,” Lee said in a statement. “The United States must immediately shift to end the bombing in Libya, and I am committed to ensuring that the United States does not become embroiled in another war.”