Area senators' viewpoints split on no-fly zone in Libya crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Senators from Georgia and Tennessee are split over colleagues' calls for the United States to impose a no-fly zone over Libya to prevent Col. Moammar Gadhafi from bombing his own people.

"The United States doesn't need to be a lone wolf out there from a military perspective or from a perspective of trying to inject ourselves into the affairs of Libya," said Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.

But Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said a no-fly zone across the vast African country is warranted.

"It's not premature. It's something we should seriously consider," he said. It's "something we could do as a country to help encourage the spread of democracy in the Middle East without the excessive interference with the internal affairs of a country."