Klobuchar Supports U.S. Military Action In Libya

By Bruce Hagevik, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said military action being taken against Libya is justified.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Bruce Hagevik Reports

“Well, you have here a madman (Moammar Gadhafi) who’s basically been starving his country and bombing his own people. And so that is why we stood with the rest of the world,” said the Minnesota Democrat.

Klobuchar said the international involvement in the bombing raids differs from Iraq and Afghanistan in that the U.S. is not alone.

She said the U.S. could not have acted without international involvement.

“This time we just simply, one, can’t afford it; two, need to work with the rest of the world so that they are participating,” said Klobuchar.

She said President Obama has made it clear the U.S. will not be using ground troops so that makes it very unlikely there would be long-term involvement.

  • Trudy

    She has just lost my vote!

  • Ben

    Good. Now I feel a whole lot better about intervening in Libya’s civil war, even though we “can’t afford it”. Thanks Amy.

  • WAMM

    She supports Obama’s illegal war of oppression. She has shown her Zionist stripes.

  • Marcia

    Isn’t this another regime change? Did Klobuchar agree with President Bush when we went into Iraq? I know Gadhafi is a bad person, but isn’t this a civil war? We don’t know who these rebels are do we and maybe they will be worse than Gadhafi? What about the genocide in Rwanda. Protests and killings in Audi Arabia? Bharian? Yemin?

  • JT

    THIS is why we have people homeless, starving, and going without medical care in our own country…too busy spending our money on everyone elses business!

  • Hungry for peace

    This just goes to show you just how hypocritical she is. When her”D”(democrat) is in office, it’s o.k..

    All these politicians are the same: war, war, war and welfare, welfare, welfare.

    We don’t work for the U.N. and it ain’t our oil

  • More so than ever

    Why is she for attack libya and not the othere nations killing thier people

  • Phid

    Sorry, Klobucher, but the U.S. was hardly “alone” when it invaded Iraq in 2003. I count about 39 nations in the Iraq coalition:


    So really, how does your rationale for bombing Libya differ from the bombing of Iraq?

  • Marcia

    Phid it is too bad that Bruce Hagevik didn’t ask that question of her, but that would be a liberal putting a liberal on the spot!

  • Jake

    There’s a huge price to pay for democracy. The people of Libya, including the royal family has begged the world to stop this dictator from killing innocent civilians. Last I read, 57% of the American people approved of military action. Senator Klobuchar is a great American, more than I can say about you nay-sayers.

    • Jake has no clue

      I must be a bad American then because Im a nay sayer, oh by the way my service to this Great Nation rules me out, Ive been in that Region of the World!

      • Mel

        Ghadafi is just as ruthless and horrible as Suddam Hussein was. You can’t look at the same pill and call it something different.

      • Leann

        Thank you for serving. ;)

  • Ben

    Hey Jake, do you want to write the check for “democracy”? I’m not sure what polls you are hearing 57% support from, but you may want to do a little more serious fact-checking before you spew your “nay-sayer” rhetoric on those of us who have been paying attention to the real truth and are damned sick and tired of our money being wasted on situations we have no legitimate right being involved in. And, just out of curiosity, what is it that – in your opinion – makes Amy Klobuchar such a great American? There are a lot of us who would love to hear a truly well reasoned response to that one!

  • Paul

    the Royal Family of Lybia asked The free World for HELP ! Now we haven’t sent any troops or firepower to Lybia we voted with our UN brothers and sisters to step in and help the citizens of Lybia who don’t agree with Qudafia as for Amy Klobuchar being a Great American we are all Great Americans even you Ben

  • WOW

    Klobuchar will suppoert anything obama does she is just a sheep

  • Marcia

    Jake you are right democracy has a price, but you didn’t answer my question about why are we not concerned about Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Bharian and Rwanda? We are very selective it seems about who is being killed? Polls of any kind can be misleading. It depends on how the question was asked and who they asked. If you want a certain outcome, poll takers can get it. Have any of you ever been called. I have not and I vote in every election. Who do they call? Jake many polls last year showed that people did not favor Obamacare, but we got it!!

  • pss

    wow at least she isn’t a lemmer like ALL rebublicans following BUSH and the almighty dollar

  • Victim Du Jour

    The late Senator Wellstone swam against the stream, I hate democrats but I did vote for him once.

  • fkafka

    Our nice Amy is going to support our nice President, right or wrong. Wonder what Keith Ellison and Al are going to say.

  • Ageoff

    We must thank our brothers & sisters in China for lending us the money to pay for intervening in Libya’s civil war!

  • Naomi

    All I know is we better come back with some effin oil this time!

  • Marcia

    I leave a very sheltered life in the burbs—what is a lemmer?
    Ellison will support Obama 100%. Al may sound out but he will fall in line also.

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