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Congressman Palazzo reacts to military action in Libya

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HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - During a visit to Southern Miss on Tuesday Mississippi's Fourth District Congressman, Steven Palazzo, commented on President Obama's decision to use military action to enforce a no fly zone over Libya.

The United States and our allies have been establishing this no fly zone with air strikes in an effort to push back forces loyal to Libyan leader, Moammar Gadhafi. Additionally, U.S. officials said this action is being taken to protect the Libyan people from violence by pro Gadhafi forces.

Congressman Palazzo said the United States should not commit ground troops to Libya because our country's military is already spread too thin. He said our allies should take control of peacekeeping efforts in Libya.

According to Palazzo, "If it's that important to the region, then I think our allies should be leading the effort and we should be in a support role."

Palazzo said the country is currently in the process of defining our mission in Libya.

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