Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) issued the following statement in response to the current situation in Libya.

"Moammar Gadhafi is an oppressive dictator who has murdered innocent Americans in the past. Now he is at war with his own people. However, it still remains unclear what is at stake for the United States in Libya and why this justified the President's decision to engage our country in a Third War.The American people and Congress need to know what is our mission, who is in charge of that mission and how long that will take."

"The Middle East is a tinderbox--there is instability and unrest all over the region. The Administration has yet to clearly define why it has chosen to get militarily involved in Libya.President Obama must communicate to the American people what is his overall strategy in the Middle East. The American people and Congress need to know how entering a war in Libya directly impacts our national security and why it is justified."