- The Washington Times - Monday, March 14, 2011

Some in the Obama administration are considering a no-fly zone over Libya, involving the United States in yet another war (“Clinton in Paris for talks on Libya crisis,” Web, Monday).

Libya’s war is a civil war, and we should avoid interference at all costs. If we do become entangled in Libya’s civil war, it might result in loss of life and could have a backlash effect on America, resulting in further terrorist attacks on our soil. Also, any American involvement would cost taxpayers billions of dollars, increasing our large national deficit and straining the resources of our overextended military.

During our Civil War, America frowned upon attempts by England to aid the Southern cause. President Lincoln believed America’s war was internal and of no concern to European powers. Likewise, we should not become engulfed in Libya’s civil war.

CHRISTIAN GATSBY

Hoover, Ala.