Muted reaction to Libya from Republican candidates

Of course they are silent because there is no way to sound bite their way around this issue. They are probably somewhere studying Libya and trying to determine how this will impact America. One of them will eventually say something that will get some media coverage, but I doubt it will make much difference. Huntsman is the only one who may have something credible to say in my opinion.

The Libyan rebels’ advance into Tripoli has so far drawn relatively muted reactions from Republican presidential candidates, some of whom criticized President Obama’s decision to intervene in Libya.

The most vocal critics were Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman Jr.

Huntsman issued a statement that did not make mention of his earlier stance on U.S. intervention but that said he was “hopeful -- as the whole world should be -- that [Gaddafi’s] defeat is a step toward openness, democracy and human rights for a people who greatly deserve it.”

Bachmann, by contrast, acknowledged that she has long opposed U.S. military involvement in Libya. In a statement, she expressed hope that “our intervention there is about to end.”

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