Former U.S. president is pro no-fly zone over Libya

Bill Clinton, former U.S. president is pro a no-fly zone over Libya in order to help under-equipped insurgents that are fighting troops loyal to dictator Muammar Qaddafi

“They are not asking for ground troops, they don’t want us to get in the fight,” Clinton said of the insurgents at a conference in New York yesterday on the status of women. “Nobody wants to see an arms race in Libya, but it’s not a fair fight.”

Clinton, husband of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, is “sympathetic” to the Obama administration’s wish to enforce a no fly zone over Libya, as similar efforts have worked in the past with both Bosnia and Iraq.

As the U.S. is spending $110 billion a year to fight wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, they should be able to help enforce a blockade on Libya, says Clinton.

“If the leaders are on television pleading for it, I think that we should do it,” Clinton said of the Libyan insurgents. He said the U.S. should say to the Libyan people, “If you want any assistance we will give it to you, and if you want us to stay home we will.”