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Kucinich tells Obama that he’ll push to defund Libya intervention

WASHINGTON – Refusing to let up on his outspoken opposition to the U.S. intervention in Libya, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) on Thursday sent a letter to President Barack Obama pledging to try and block funds for the military campaign. In the lengthy letter, Kucinich reiterated his questions regarding the constitutionality…

In U.S. poll, 60 percent back Libya military action

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sixty percent of Americans support the U.S. and allied military action in Libya to impose a no-fly zone to protect civilians from forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday found. Of those polled, 48 percent described President Barack Obama’s military leadership as U.S.…

Kucinich pushes to block funds for Libya intervention

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) on Tuesday announced that he will offer a measure to deny funds to the Obama administration for military attacks against Libya aimed at protecting civilians and ousting tyrant Muammar Gaddafi. “I intend to offer an amendment to the forthcoming Continuing Resolution or Omnibus Appropriations…

U.S. fighter jet crashes in rebel-held Libya

LONDON (Reuters) – A U.S. Air Force F-15E fighter jet crashed in Libya overnight after apparent mechanical failure but its crew were safe, a spokesman for the U.S. military Africa Command said on Tuesday. Libyan rebels rescued the pilot after he ejected from the warplane which came down near the…

Ron Paul: Libya no-fly zone ‘unconstitutional’

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) claimed that the Obama administration’s move to impose a no-fly zone over Libya was “unconstitutional” because the president didn’t seek Congressional authorization. In a video posted Friday to YouTube, the isolationist congressman called the no-fly zone — pushed by the U.S., Britain and France and approved…

Putin likens U.N. Libya resolution to crusade calls

VOTKINSK, Russia (Reuters) – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Monday likened the U.N. Security Council resolution supporting military action in Libya to medieval calls for crusades. Putin, in the first major remarks from a Russian leader since a coalition of Western countries began air strikes in Libya, said that Muammar…

Rebel spox: More than 8,000 dead in Libya

CAIRO (Reuters) – More than 8,000 Libyans aligned with the rebel movement that rose up against Muammar Gaddafi have been killed in the revolt against his rule, a spokesman for the rebel movement told Al Jazeera Sunday. “Our dead and martyrs number more than 8,000 killed,” Abdel Hafiz Ghoga said.…

GOP state lawmaker: America like Gaddafi because of abortion

A Republican state representative from Georgia compared access to legal abortions in the United States to the regime of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi on his Facebook profile Saturday. Georgia State Rep. Bobby Franklin’s remark was first revealed by the liberal blog Georgia Politico. “This is nothing but pure evil,” Franklin…

Western warplanes, missiles hit Libyan targets

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Western forces hit targets along the Libyan coast on Saturday, using strikes from air and sea to force Muammar Gaddafi’s troops to cease fire and end attacks on civilians. Libyan state television said 48 people had been killed and 150 wounded in the allied air strikes. It…

Obama: ‘We cannot stand idly by’

In a Saturday afternoon press conference from Brasilia, Brazil, President Obama announced that the United States would be joining a “broad coalition” taking immediate military action in Libya. The president indicated that using force is not his first choice, that as recently as yesterday the international community offered Gaddafi the…

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