Congressman Hopes America’s Intervention in Libya Doesn’t Spread to Africa

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After President Obama authorized air strikes (and a CIA presence) in Libya, many wondered whether the same conditions that brought us there —— tyrannical governments murdering their own people —— would justify our involvement in other countries undergoing similar popular uprisings, such as Syria or Bahrain. But until Pennsylvania congressman and geography expert Tom Marino, nobody had the foresight to ask whether our involvement might spread all the way to Africa. "Where does it stop?" Marino said in a committee hearing yesterday. "Do we go into Africa next?" God forbid!