In an interview yesterday, 1st District Rep. Tim Walz said he remains hopeful that the U.S.'s military action in Libya may soon come to an end. He said he has heard that a deal to remove Muammar Gaddafi as Libya's leader could come very soon.
In the meantime, he said it is critical that the U.S.'s involvement remain limited.
"This is going to be determined by the Libyan people themselves, and I think our engagement needs to be very narrow, it needs to be very defined and it needs to have a clear out time," he said.
Walz, the highest-ranking enlisted soldier to ever serve in Congress, said he has been attending classified briefings about America's support for the no-fly zone over Libya. He does not support the idea of arming rebels in the country. He said past wars have show that sometimes these rebels can later become your enemies.
"I am very, very wary of arming these rebels, going any further than this. I think our ability to protect civilians, to provide some room in there to negotiate an end to this dictatorship and then to move forward is where it’s at," he said.