RIPR News
9:46 am
Tue March 22, 2011

Langevin says U.S. is taking "appropriate course of action" in Libya

Providence, RI – Congressman Jim Langevin supports the US role in striking at the government of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Langevin says he doesn't want to see the US get bogged down in a long-term situation in Libya. But he calls the American involvement in Libya justified.

"We can't be everywhere in the world," Langevin notes. The difference here is that Moammar Gadhafi has a very sophisticated military fighting force with overwhelming firepower and he's using that in some ways to target innocent civilian population."

Langevin, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, says the U.S. role in Libya is a test of American leadership. He also calls it important for the global community to take a united stand against Gadhafi.

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