Actually, America doesn’t import oil from Libya, we’re not equipped to refine the type of crude they produce, Europe on the other hand relies heavily on it. But hey, why let facts get in the way of an overused argument?

(The Hill) — The United States military action against Libya is motivated by a desire for affordable and accessible oil, a top Democrat on environmental issues said Monday.

Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), the ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee, said that he agreed with President Obama’s decision to launch, along with allies, attacks against Libya and its leader, Moammar Gadhafi. But Markey said the attacks were primarily motivated by oil.

“We are in Libya because of oil,” Markey said on MSNBC. “It all goes back to the 5 million barrels of oil we import from OPEC on a daily basis.”

“I think all Americans know why the president made this strike,” he said. “As long as no American soldiers are on the ground . . . then I think it’s a good decision for the president.”