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Bomb Gaddafi`s inner circle: US Senator

Last Updated: Monday, April 25, 2011 - 00:24

Washington: A Republican on the Senate
Armed Services Committee sees a Libyan stalemate and wants
NATO to bomb Moammar Gaddafi`s inner circle and military

South Carolina Sen Lindsey Graham says those closest
to Gaddafi "need to wake up every day wondering, `Will this be
my last?`"

Graham tells CNN`s "State of the Union" that the
quickest way to end the stalemate is "to cut the head of the
snake off."
The UN Security Council authorized military action to
protect Libyan civilians and to enforce a no-fly zone. But
Graham tells CNN`s "State of the Union" that "it`s going to be
hard" for the US to achieve its national security interests if
Gaddafi remains.

Two missiles apparently fired by NATO warplanes struck
near Gaddafi `s compound in Tripoli early Saturday.

The committee`s top Republican, Arizona Sen John
McCain, says the US must increase air support for the rebels
fighting Gaddafi . He says sufficient air power "could bring
Gaddafi to his knees."

McCain, speaking from Cairo, tells NBC`s "Meet the
Press" that the US should recognize opposition forces as "the
legitimate voice" of the Libyan people.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, April 25, 2011 - 00:24
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