The United States has been trying to aid Libya since Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi was killing innocent civilians, but now with the United Nations’ support, the U.S. has been firing missiles towards Qaddafis’ troops. Even with aid from Europe and the U.S. rebels are still struggling to remove the Colonel from power.
Many Americans are asking if we need to invade another country with abundant oil, but as missiles sky rocket in Libya, so does the price of gasoline in the U.S. The website Fueltracker.com puts one gallon of gasoline at an average of $4.02. When can Americans expect gas prices to go down? Probably when Libya and other Middle Eastern countries begin to stabilize. This could be in a shorter time than expected, as rebels start to take cities along the Mediterranean coast of Libya.
More recently, the U.S.’s involvement in controlling the no fly zone has been taken over by NATO; however, the U.S. is still doing all that it can to aid the Libyan civilians. The U.S. sent the CIA to question Libyan rebels to find out exactly what is going on and what needs to be done. It seems that the U.S. wants to be involved as much as possible, but also wants the rest of the world to support this decision. Unlike what the U.S. did in Iraq and Afghanistan, the country waited until the U.N. supported them before giving aid to Libya.
A poll done by CNN asked Americans if they think that the U.S.’s involvement in Libya was a good idea; most people wanted the U.S. to help out. With Libya affecting the U.S. in multiple ways, many, including Americans and Libyans alike, want this mess all to be over as soon as possible.