By a margin of 2-to-1, people in the United States oppose the war in Libya, and there is growing Congressional opposition. The Obama White House offered an absurd rationale for its refusal to comply with the War Powers Act of 1973, asserting that the massive bombing of Libya by U.S., British and French war planes is somehow different from the "hostilities" associated with war.
At the same time, the U.S. government and the other NATO members who are raining bombs and missiles on downtown Tripoli are refusing any effort by the Libyan government to negotiate a resolution of the civil war. They want to carry out regime change in Libya and a create client government in a country that possesses the largest oil reserves in Africa and the ninth largest in the world.
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