My Thoughts on the US involvement in Libya

How much has the United States spent on the civil war in Libya?  

How can our country spend billions on a civil war when we can't even meet our own debt?

Yes, we want a democracy in Libya. Yes, we want freedom for a group of people that most of them have never experienced.

But, at what cost and can America afford it?

Yes and No.

To have allies in the Middle East is invaluable especially considering Libya is one of the top oil producers in the world. After a new government takes over, it could mean lower gas prices for us and it may also help stock prices rise a little. Does that sound selfish or what? Here I am talking about gas prices and stock prices when the reality is that this war is about freeing a group of people that have lived under a tyrant.

Yes, it is worth the effort to free this country. Would it be possible to broker a deal with the next government to pay back some of what we spent on bombs and missiles to help them get free? Or, do we do it all for free because it was the right thing to do.

Who is taking over the country? Are they just another bunch of American haters that have been brain washed since birth to hate the U.S.?

I'm sure the CIA is real busy right now.

The one thing I know for sure is that this is no simple matter and unless I had a top secret clearance and was in the know for all aspects of this civil war, I cannot give a truly educated and informed opinion into the validity of America's involvement in this.

If I were president I would certainly consider helping Libya, but with the right motives - to help people.