I was under the impression that we were already getting oil from Libya. However, it makes no difference as the deal had already been struck, rightly or wrongly [wrongly in my opinion] with Gadaffi, who stated quite clearly at the start of this, that any country who interfered would get no oil from Libya. We went in on humanitarian reasons only! The Americans probably did too, but their humanitarianism didn't stretch very far! I have heard that Obama was 'in trouble' and threatened with impeachment, for going in at all! I posted on this thread the other day about the young woman who was raped.......Am I the only one who saw that on the news?
Yes, the Brits and the French get oil from Libya, but the Americans don't. So, it is understandable that the Americans could only be there for humanitarian reasons and to say their humanitarianism didn't stretch very far is not accurate as they have spent a whole lot more on their effort than anyone else thus far. Plus, the humanitarian part of the operation is at an end as far as I can tell - it is now rebels vs Gadaffi and the rebels are never going to win - they don't have the expertise, the manpower, the firepower ... nor very much of anything else. What they need is a trained army with the expertise, the manpower, the firepower and where are they going to get one of those ... the USA ... why should
America be the world's policeman? Who is paying for that? The American taxpayer is paying for its military, and I, as a US taxpayer think it is unfair for other "powers" to look to the USA at the drop of a hat.
To underline what I'm saying:
America is spending $100million per day in Libya
Britain is spending £3million per day in Libya
$100million per day is an awful lot of humanitarianism !!!
Now that I have that off my chest ...