I applaud the United Nation's Security Council resolution that authorizes force to stop the atrocities of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi, yet I have serious misgivings about this nation's role in the intervention ("An unstated mission," March 22). While the United Nation's resolution provides a "legal" mandate for action, American military intervention should have had congressional approval as is spelled out in our Constitution.
As so often the case, America is expected to do the heavy lifting while others merely show the flag. Other nations are involved, but once again the majority of firepower will be from the United States. Will Libya be a replay of NATO's adventure in the former Yugoslavia? The bombardment of Belgrade by so-called NATO bombers was a misnomer, since the overwhelming majority of the aircraft were U.S. Air Force, taking off from the Midwest and refueled over the Atlantic.