NEW: Cicilline ‘Very Concerned’ About U.S. in Libya
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Cicilline said he supported the UN Security Council’s decision to impose a no-fly zone over Libya, but given the U.S. involvement in two other Middle East countries—Afghanistan and Iraq—he said he was worried about where involvement in Libya could lead.
THE FULL STATEMENT:
“I remain very concerned about the implications of U.S. military involvement in Libya. While I support the actions of the United Nations Security Council and the Arab League to impose a no-fly zone over Libya and the call to Colonel Gadhafi to cease violence against his own people, like many of my constituents, I am very concerned about what U.S. military action could lead to, especially while our armed forces continue to be engaged in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“I believe that the President must be crystal clear about our mission in Libya. Any confusion about our objectives could easily result in complication of that mission.”
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