Franken Asks President for Clarity on Cost of Libya Actions

Senator Al Franken (D-MN) “called on President Obama to specify the cost of U.S. involvement in a multinational effort to enforce a United Nations no-fly resolution in Libya,” The Hill reports.

In a statement, Franken said that he supported Obama’s decisions on Libya so far, but said the president should specify how much the no-fly zone and airstrikes would cost.

"While I personally believe that Qaddafi should go, people need to understand that the purpose of the force we’re using is specifically to protect civilians, not to coerce a regime change," Franken said Tuesday, according to Minnesota Public Radio. "The president also needs to clarify how much this operation is going to cost American taxpayers, and how it’s going to be paid for. I look forward to the Administration consulting with Congress in more detail on that and other issues related to this operation."

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