- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 22, 2011

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

@-Text.noindent:One of the most common objections to U.S. action against Libya is that it does not serve U.S. interests. This is mistaken, because it does.

@-Text.normal:The proper course of action for America when another country intentionally kills innocent Americans is to kill that head of state and dismantle his regime. Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has killed Americans and sponsored terrorist groups who have killed Americans. He and his regime should be dealt with accordingly.

I realize that the current, United Nations-led no-fly zone endeavor is being justified on altruistic grounds. But this is also a matter of justice for all those Col. Gadhafi has killed in previous years. Ideologically speaking, Col. Gadhafi calls himself an Islamic socialist and supports both leftist and Islamist terrorist groups all over the world. So even on the ideological front, the United States and its allies gain from taking him out.

@-Text.noindent:JOSHUA LIPANA

Manila, Philippines

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