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Klobuchar Supports U.S. Military Action In Libya

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Smoke billows after a Libyan jet bomber crashed after being shot down in Benghazi on March 19, 2011 as Libya's rebel stronghold came under attack, with at least two air strikes and sustained shelling of the city's south sending thick smoke into the sky. (credit: PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Smoke billows after a Libyan jet bomber crashed after being shot down in Benghazi on March 19, 2011 as Libya’s rebel stronghold came under attack, with at least two air strikes and sustained shelling of the city’s south sending thick smoke into the sky. (credit: PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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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.

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