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In an editorial, the L.A Times says that the people will see the overthrow of Kadafi as a blessing only if it produces political freedom and economic sustenance. "The U.S. can help further both goals, but not at the barrel of a gun." The paper says that providing military trainers to Libya (in case of further hostilities involving Kadafi supporters) would be a bad idea. "The presence of U.S. forces on Libyan soil runs the risk of a prolonged presence and escalating involvement."