Plan to Kill Gadhafi is Risky for Libya and the US

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A picture taken in Gaza city on May 11, 2011 of Libyan state TV showing footage of Col. Gadhafi (MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty)

Libyan rebels believe their struggle against Moammar Gadhafi is gaining momentum and that the dictator’s fall from power is impending, after the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for his arrest yesterday. And today, there’s further pressure on the dictator, as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee meets to consider a bill by Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and John McCain (R-AZ) that would authorize a Libya intervention. Kerry says the resolution is not a "blank check" because it limits the use of U.S. forces, disallows ground troops, and expires in one year. 

Max Fisher, associate editor at The Atlantic, joins us now. He says that NATO plans to kill Gadhafi carry dire risks for the country, and for the U.S.


Max Fisher

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Duncan Wilson

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