Durbin Voices Support for Action in Libya

Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) “voiced his support Monday for a forceful but limited military U.S. involvement in Libya,” The Hill reports.

In a press statement, Durbin praised President Obama’s decision to join in the multinational effort to uphold a United Nations ceasefire resolution while keeping U.S. involvement limited.

“For decades, Moammar Qaddafi, Libya’s ruthless and brutal dictator, has oppressed his people and supported international terrorism. Since the uprising three weeks ago, he’s been slaughtering the Libyan people and is threatening more,” Durbin said in the statement. “I also agree with President Obama; no US ground forces should be used in this operation and it must remain limited in scope and duration.”

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) also “praised the U.S.’s involvement in Libya thus far” in a statement to The Hill.

"The President has been clear, this is a limited action in coordination with a broad coalition of allies, including those in the Arab world, who have asked for help in protecting civilians," Gillibrand said. "I will continue to closely monitor our mission in Libya.”

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