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March 23rd, 2011
09:45 PM ET

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There a reports of new explosions in Tripoli.  We've covering the breaking news. Plus, new radiation concerns in Japan. And, workers returns to the damaged nuclear plant after being evacuated when smoke was spewing from reactor No. 3. We're also remembering actress Elizabeth Taylor.

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  1. Nina

    Casey Jones – Palm Springs, CA
    Yet another example of why Libertarians believe we need to mind our own business unless our security is clearly at stake.

    Well stated and Agreed!

    March 23, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  2. Patricia

    Evening everyone !

    I dunno about you guys, but I have had it with all the negative remarks coming from the politicians, news media and so called experts. Our military has done a terrific job in saving the rebels from being slaughered by a meglomaniac. Not one civilian lost their life in all the tomahawk missle firings or any other military bombing. Not one. Thank you Anne-Marie Slaughter for reminding everyone of the progress that has been made.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  3. brandon elam

    During this war in Libya I hope it doesn't draw us into a war to where we over look bigger threats like the threats of Iran. I also hope that our actions does not have a great effect on Israel.
    If there is going to be a war I think we need to let someone have the responsibility so that it doesnt effect out close allies or us.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  4. Ayke

    I believe this operation was rushed, what is the game plan. How do they intend to manage Libya after this or are we going to see another Somalia without any central govt

    March 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  5. Chi

    @Sharon is it oppression leads to violence, and then new order, and eventually peace? Is it the cycle? Hope peace will come soon to Libyans.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  6. Krasi, Houston

    Ahmed "People from Ivory Coast, Somali, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe are watching what is happening in Libya with interest. They have been suffering under different dictators and they have been slaughtered every day, yet no one talks about them, just because they are not rich in oil. Where is the humanity in this world."

    Good question, but I have the feeling that no one in power would like to answer this one for you. We supposedly care about humanitarian actions. Yeah right...

    March 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  7. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    The coalition lost 2 members in 3.5 days too. Not good. 9 countries out of 200 isn't very good. We had 39 in Iraq.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  8. steve

    Why is it that a lot of American's are asking what is in it for them. Can the USA just help the people out in Libya without there being some strategic interest. The regime is killing civilians, is that not enough of a reason? Canada, Britain, France, the Dutch and Spain will continue to drop bombs whether the USA is there or not. I would once again be quite dissapointed if the Obama decides to leave and turn his back on yet another Genocide. Suck it up and get the job done. Do it because it is the right thing to do and stop trying to appease the republicans.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  9. lisal -canada

    as gen clark just said ... there is nothing conventional about this situation

    March 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  10. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    As seemingly ludicrous as it may be, we have been involved in plenty of modern-day military "maneuvers" that we committed to and pressed on with whereby we had no relative clue who was going to end up running a country. Yet another example of why Libertarians believe we need to mind our own business unless our security is clearly at stake.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  11. MaryBeth

    @Krasi, is it NOW a civil war that started as a rebellion for democracy or has it always been a civil war and we're just now realizing that?

    March 23, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  12. Nina

    @ Starr
    Yes, somehow all opposition ends up in Washington. Sounds like one big family. How come we always on the outside

    March 23, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  13. Cindy. Wisconsin

    This is a very complex civil war going on there in Libya. I agree totally with Mr. Hass comments.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  14. Janis

    Libya belongs to Libya. They will win their revolution. We don't have any say except to provide humanitarian support per U N.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  15. Merl, Ohio

    @ Betty Ann, I hope it is not a war also. Highly understood.:)

    March 23, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  16. Krasi, Houston

    Casey Jones: Isn't "Military Action Now, Questions Later," part of the historical Republican tag line?

    Nicely said:)

    March 23, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  17. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Do we need to help Libya function if we get rid of Gadhafi? Really?

    March 23, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  18. MaryBeth

    @Vince, I wouldn't believe anyone in his inner circle farther than I could throw them. This whole thing is turning surreal.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  19. Lamar

    I would like to know if the Muslim brotherhood is behind some of the fighting...Why are we not hearing about them any more?

    March 23, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  20. steve vieth

    Anderson I have been watching your program and wow what a good job you are doing. Would like to hear your comments on what is going on in libya

    March 23, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  21. George

    It will soon be time to refer the matter to the international criminal court for review if any national and international resolution/law have been broken.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  22. Nicole Netherlands

    @Starr, great comment the SNL
    I was thinking about the minister of information from Iraq, that time he said "we are winning" with the bombs exploding behind him.Als surreal
    This is a different situation, though..

    March 23, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  23. Krasi, Houston

    This is a civil war and this is, again, why we should've stayed out.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  24. Mary U

    They just need to kill Gadhafi.. If He Just Left.. do you really think he will not attack us & his people at sometime in the future

    March 23, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  25. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Casey, Marybeth, & Krasi, Houston – thanks for your remarks...i just couldn't resist.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  26. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    @Meri~ I meant I hope this is not another war. sorry

    March 23, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  27. Krasi, Houston

    @Casey Jones – Palm Springs, CA, I think many saw him as an egomaniacal wimp but decided not to pay attention until the situation turned to what it is currently.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  28. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    @kaytee Thanks for the definition of "Hunker Down" where did you find that?
    @Meri~ I don't know if this is still a non war. I think we will have to wait and see. I doubt it or I hope not

    March 23, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  29. Mark

    In the first short utube video on the show the Rebels were yelling "Allahu Akbar". Wonder who these Rebels really are and why didn't Anderson comment ?

    March 23, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  30. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    I find it ironic that the Republicans are questioning anything having to do with military action. Isn't "Military Action Now, Questions Later," part of the historical Republican tag line?

    March 23, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  31. Vince

    Good evening everyone,

    I am hoping that Gadhafi's inner circle will dismantle...

    March 23, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  32. Ahmed

    Good Evening ALL-
    People from Ivory Coast, Somali, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe are watching what is happening in Libya with interest. They have been suffering under different dictators and they have been slaughtered every day, yet no one talks about them, just because they are not rich in oil. Where is the humanity in this world.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  33. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Nina, well Qatar is still with us, but I don't think their planes are there yet.

    Janis, Oil money buys a lot of toys. We sell most of them.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  34. Krasi, Houston

    To understand Europe's position on any conflict, specifically the one in Libya now, one has to understand its history. When your land has been the hot spot for great wars, great suffering, and great destruction for most of last century, (and before that too) you are not going to be too eager to get involved in another one. No matter what we here in the US think, the truth is that the conflict is much closer to Europe and if there are going to be any negative consequences, it will be for the countries around the conflict, not the ones further away.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  35. Nina

    @Krasi, Houston
    psychopath is the word to use, sadly.

    Sadly is correct. Just like a serial killer but on a large scale forum!

    March 23, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  36. Nicole Netherlands

    Good Evening Anderson,=everyone= in Japan an Libya
    AC360 Team, Starr, Emily, Jo Ann, Megan, Sharon, Heather,Nancy, Gloria, Mike, everyone!

    The resolution unfortanitely doesn´t say to get Gaddaffi out of his bunker, or give the people standing up to him some ammo..
    I am so afraid of an split Libya and/or a situation that will drag on for months..

    That coming from a hippie 😉

    March 23, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  37. Lamar

    Anderson ask Jill, how many French and British troops are actually in Libya?

    March 23, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  38. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    A government which is out of control can not be in the right!

    March 23, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  39. Sharon

    This is so sad. Just as some sort of world stability was beginning to develop–another political, violent and instable situation arises! Let's hope for a quick end to this with minimal losses. Peace.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  40. Merl, Ohio

    I heard about three days ago that they were stating that the water in Tokyo had radiation contamination. Now they are acting like it is a new thing? What's up?

    March 23, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  41. wendi (canada)

    This is rediculous!! I can't understand how gadhafi can get away with the damage he's caused. He's going down, eventually, he might as well step down now with some dignity

    March 23, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  42. Janis

    One thing about the Middle East – I've never seen such a concentration of armmament in one place. Where do these dictators get all this stuff? Is the world crazy?

    March 23, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  43. Krasi, Houston

    Nina, psychopath is the word to use, sadly.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  44. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    @Krasi & Starr...he really is like a characterization of himself. It';s unfortunate the world hasn't seen him like this long before now. An egomaniacal wimp.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  45. Nina

    @Mike
    Nina, the UAE withdrew in protest over the US position on their involvement in Bahrain. One UAE general said they can't trust the US anymore after the flip-flop on Egypt

    So it now looks like the 'West' is invading another Arab country to the people in the middle east! Just peachy!

    March 23, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  46. Merl, Ohio

    @ Betty Ann, Is this still a "Non war"?

    March 23, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  47. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    If i were Gadhafi, i'd be moving a "ton" too!

    I wish we did know where he is, then just one targeted shot 9or maybe a few) -Gadhafi gone.

    He's Got to be worried, especially if he is hearing about calls to the USA State Dept. by people close to him.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  48. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    I heard this fight descrobed as being 'tribes with flags'; meaning a tribal civil war. The rebels aren't for democracy, they just want to be the tribes in charge.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  49. Janis

    They must mark the tanks some way so that Coalition pilots don't shoot at them thinking they are pro Gadhafi forces. Comandeering equipment can backfire on them. Worrying.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  50. Kaytee

    @BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX
    Hunker Down – to take shelter, literally or figuratively; to assume a defensive position to resist difficulties.

    March 23, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
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