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By Matt Volz 

Baucus: US can't afford to be involved in Libya


HELENA — Montana's congressional delegation is criticizing President Barack Obama's decision to involve the U.S. military in Libya, but only Democratic Sen. Max Baucus will say outright that he opposes American intervention in the conflict.

Baucus said in a statement Friday the U.S. can't afford to be involved in another prolonged conflict with the nation facing record deficits and the resources needed by troops already in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"I have deep concerns about the clarity of the mission in Libya, and I continue to oppose U.S. involvement in this war," Baucus said.

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