LAMBRO: Obama’s Libyan dalliance

Halfhearted help for rebels won’t expel Gadhafi

He has bigger things on his political plate. Like a weak economy, high unemployment and $4-a-gallon gasoline, with 57 percent of Americans disapproving of the way he is handling the situation. And there is the growing battle in Congress over cutting spending levels that have propelled this year’s deficit over the trillion-dollar mark for the third year in a row, this time to more than $1.6 trillion.

But in the age of terrorism, this is still a dangerous world and the revolutions that have torn across the Middle East and North Africa are, to a large degree, part of the war against terrorist regimes - a war that America should support wholeheartedly - not with U.S. ground forces, but with military aid and weapons to help the Libyan rebels fight for their country and their own freedom.

Qatar, one of the Arab countries joining in the NATO air campaign, is thought to be providing military weapons to the Libyan rebels. No doubt, it would be happy to deliver U.S. weapons into the rebels’ arms as well. It is a cause worth supporting.

Donald Lambro is a syndicated columnist and former chief political correspondent for The Washington Times.

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