Thursday, April 14, 2011

Michaela Brandt, a poltical scientist

Hi my name is Michaela Brandt I have a B.S. degree in political science from George Washington University at Washington, DC. After studying and researching the situation in the U.S., I think that the United states of America can’t afford a third war on another Arab country(Doyle). On Saturday Feb 26. 2011  Barack Obama said that Col. Muammar Al-Qaddafi should step down from his presidency, because Qaddafi has lost his legitimacy to command and rule Libya. A couple of days later attacks from the American army were made by firing missiles from ships sitting in the Mediterranean Sea, now this is counts as a step forward to war. The U.S. has just came from a the Iraqi, in fact they just started pulling out the army from Iraq, the country was effected in different ways form the war, first the U.S. is bankrupt, second we can’t keep losing young Americans in wars that we shouldn’t be there in the first place. Barack Obama says the he wants Qaddafi to step down, but Qaddafi will not just give up his country that he ruled and helped for more than forty years, so it will require a force to make Qaddafi leave the country, the exact same happen when George W. bush was the president of the U.S., and he decided to go to Iraq and take Saddam Hussain from Iraq. After Saddam Hussain was hanged, the US military didn’t leave Iraq, In fact more Iraqis kept dying. From the first day war in Iraq till now around 100,000 people were killed and murdered, around 5,000 of them were American soldiers, we don’t want to see that in Libya, Libyan people don’t want to see that happen to them. An intervention should not be made from any western country, I think that if an Arab decide to make an intervention in Libya it would help more because they would care more about the people and less about the oil.

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