McCain wants U.S. to go after Gadhafi
March 29th, 2011
10:42 AM ET

McCain wants U.S. to go after Gadhafi

President Obama addressed the nation Monday about the United States' involvement in Libya, and he said the goal there is regime change without direct U.S. military force.

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, criticized the president's statement and says the use of military force to take the leader out of power shouldn't be taken off the table. He speaks to Christine Romans about Obama's address:

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  1. Gadhafi

    Prepare for the next 9/11 but this time its 30,000 dead infidels. Ill be very happy to see you die

    March 29, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Enough is enough!

      You think, i"ll say that again, YOU THINK! your'e funny. The FED'S are on their way. your parents will probably take away your computer for making Terroristic Threats.

      March 29, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Enough is enough!

    So let me get this straight,
    Bush attacks Iraq to protect innocent civilians from a dictator, and he's wrong.
    Obama attacks Libya to protect innocent civilians from a dictator, and he's right?
    Members of the U.N. have an obligation to intervene to prevent (or stop) genocide. I do have a problem with tha fact that we (American taxpayers) tend to pay the bulk of the bill for Democracy in other countries. These actions would certainly garner more support by the american people, if these oil rich countries would consider a minimal payback for our efforts. Christ! oil is over $100 a barrel. were's the Love?
    Sooo...exaxt same scenario; Obama is right, but Bush was wrong? Hmmm,
    liberal, Dems never cease to amaze. Please start thinking for yourslves instead of a lemming that follows another lemming off the cliff.

    March 29, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. popeye

    Hey munkee Your right im wrong we should free the people who dearly love the west yea we should teach them how to fight, arm them and hope like hell they make it! As for me a country boy can survive. No hard feelings here just a different opinions.

    March 29, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jazz7

    Popeye u still there , how u doing? Did you tell your girlfriend about her new nickname yet?

    March 29, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. popeye

    Type-o differents of opinions!

    March 29, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    The idea that you can simply remove a tyrrant and things will be better was hatched in Hollywood and spewed by talking heads nationwide, even on this blog. You do not believe that taking out the leader of a street-gang will end it. Why would you think otherwise when it comes to tyrrants and dictators? If a government is corrupt, it's not the doings of one man.

    March 29, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    Example: Saddam Hussein was thouroughly investigated after his capture, and was found guilty of murdering 140 Iraqi citizens. How many Iraqi's are dead since his removal. Do you even know/care?

    March 29, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. popeye

    Im here now and doing good !And you?

    March 29, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jazz7

    AAAAAAAAAAA, we keep missing each other. So how is OLIVE

    March 29, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. popeye

    @philip right on I know what your say'n it don't matter if we take out the man in power they will still be killing each other just like they are in Iraq,tribe against tribe and we can't stop it!

    March 29, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jazz7

    Good point. But u see how Gadhafi's army is butchering them. I mean the opposition has to means of self defense, at least when it's tribe to tribe, they should be on equal footing.

    March 29, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jazz7

    @ popeye , going for a walk now , answer my ? about your girl

    March 29, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. popeye

    @jazz7 No I didn't tell her yet I fear she might take my spinach and pipe away and then I couldn't blog no more!

    March 29, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. popeye

    @jazz7 your right but why us ,I mean realy would any one nation besides Israel in the middle east lift a finger to help us saudi's maybe ,but there worried with their own affairs.

    March 29, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Tony

    Looks like the civilians in Lybia are the scape goat for Libyan militant action by the CIA operatives...ho wait there tow types of civilias in Lybia, the pro gadhafi and the pro liberation.. you solve this one, in my opinion Government secrecy never cease to amaze.

    March 29, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
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