Lugar Seeks Hearings on Libya

Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), Ranking Member on the Foreign Relations Committee, yesterday “called for congressional hearings on the mission [in Libya] as U.S. and allied warplanes continued to strike Qaddafi’s ground forces,” Bloomberg reports.

“The Administration has not defined the U.S. strategic interest in Libya or adequately articulated how the conflict ends,” Lugar said in a letter to the panel’s chairman, Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts.


Lugar said that “it is not clear that the Obama Administration has thought through the consequences of this action for regional stability, the fight against terrorism, the impact on oil markets, and other factors.”

He said hearings were “especially vital because the Obama Administration did not consult meaningfully with Congress.”

The full letter is linked here.


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