Excerpt reposted at LP blog by Mark Hinkle:
With the recent protests and split within the nation of Libya, many are suggesting that the United States should enforce a no-fly zone or even take military action on Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi and his loyal forces and mercenaries to stop the violence, continued bloodshed, and threat of a civil war.
Unlike the Egyptian protests that were, for the most part, non-violent which overthrew the thirty year rule of Hosni Mubarak, Gaddafi and his forces, at least the ones who have not defected, have shown that they will fire on their fellow citizens. Even worse, Gaddafi has been accused of bring in mercenaries from Chad to fight for him.
The full article by Jake Porter at Des Moines Free Press