Obama: Coalition ready to 'act with urgency' against Gadhafi
March 19th, 2011
05:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama: Coalition ready to 'act with urgency' against Gadhafi

Brasilia, Brazil (CNN) - President Obama is getting up-to-the-minute briefings on the start of military action in Libya during his tour of Latin America, and said here Saturday that an international coalition is ready "to act and act with urgency" to stop Moammar Gadhafi from continuing to attack civilians.

"The people of Libya must be protected," Obama said. "And in the absence of an immediate end to the violence against civilians, our coalition is prepared to act, and act with urgency."

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  1. addon

    Sit down and shut up Republicons....Learn How An American President is supposed to execute US foreign policy. Pay Attention this time!

    March 19, 2011 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  2. red

    IT,S ABOUT TIME THIS "MASS Murder" ran for his life! He Needs to stand trial for the murder of Pan AM victims,and the slaughter of his own people. "Its probably hard to run from cruise missles? I really feel for ya "Daffy" His sons need to stand trial for murder,also!!!!

    March 19, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  3. Annie, Atlanta

    Does this mean we're at war with Libya? What's that make now, four countries? Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Libya? Maybe we should also think about invading China and India and getting our jobs back, huh?

    March 19, 2011 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  4. Four and The Door

    Good deal! The brutality Gadhafi is using against Libya's citizens is unacceptable and it is time to bring it to a stop. But the second point is, I hope we do not make a half-assed effort like we are doing in Afghanistan. Go in with an objective and meet that objective quickly and completely. Half way is a losing proposition for everyone involved.

    March 19, 2011 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  5. the real ib

    Ok all you people tell me how great this president is for our involvement in Libya. You claimed Bush should be put in jail because of Iraq but I know you will be defending Obama. At least most of the countries in Europe thought Iraq had WMD's when Bush went after them so tell me and I'm sure you will since Libya has nothing that can harm us but maybe cutting off oil supplies (which is what you used to blame Bush for in Iraq) why are we involved in this thing?

    March 19, 2011 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |