Time for US Involvement in Libya to End - Page 3
Obama is running for reelection in 2012. In order to bring the support of the American people back on his side, he must be willing to accept defeat and end the Libyan campaign. While US forces helped NATO's effort dramatically, NATO is a coalition of tens of nations; it can receive equally advanced weaponry from nations such as Italy, France, the UK, and Germany. As for America's public image, withdrawal from the war may not look like a weak hearted retreat more than a smart decision not to revert to the old ways of meddling in the affairs of any foreign nation that was decided upon. At this point for Obama, retreat may equal success.
Therefore, it is apparent that in order to stem the deepening rift between Obama and Congress and to ensure that no American lives are lost in the Libyan campaign, US military actions in Libya must cease. No President had the strength to end the war in Vietnam before it was absolutely necessary; however, ending the war in Libya may be the perfect job for a President who has been demonstrated to have strength such as Obama.