"We are now playing war games," U.S. Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC) said shortly after the House of Representatives considered legislation today regarding military operations in Libya. Congressman Coble voted for a bill to eliminate funding for Libyan military action almost immediately and against a resolution that would have authorized an additional year of U.S. involvement in that country.
"I voted to cut off funding because we are now playing war games," Rep. Coble stated. "We are in Iraq, we are in Afghanistan, and our presence in Libya could, at least, leave that door ajar, which would lead to millions and millions of more dollars being spent while seeing more troops coming home in body bags or permanently disabled. I think it is time to call our troops home."
Coble voted against a resolution that would authorize the use of U.S. armed forces in support of NATO in Libya (H.J. Res. 68) and for a bill that prohibits funding for U.S. military operations in Libya with certain exceptions (H.R. 2278).