Obama hopes resurgent Libyan opposition can topple Gadhafi
March 22nd, 2011
10:03 PM ET
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Obama hopes resurgent Libyan opposition can topple Gadhafi

San Salvador, El Salvador (CNN) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday expressed hope that Libya's opposition movement, given new protection by a U.S.-led military mission, can organize itself to revive broad enthusiasm for political change and oust Moammar Gadhafi from power.

In a 13-minute interview with CNN's Spanish-language network, Obama said the immediate goal of the U.N.-sanctioned military mission that began Saturday was to prevent an onslaught of the rebel stronghold of Benghazi by Gadhafi's military.

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  1. T'sah from Virginia

    The MISSION was to create a "NO-FLY" zone – which was asked of us to do AND we did it with a coalition – SUCCESSFUL!!!!!!!!!

    All of the haters need to take a CHILL PILL and relax!!! Jeez!!

    March 22, 2011 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  2. Peter E

    Vietnam wasn't a war. It was a police action. Our military campaigns around half a dozen Caribbean nations weren't war. They were just CIA covert missions. Our support for Saddam in the Iraq-Iran war wasn't US fighting a war. We were just on the side helping someone with war.
    But I am sure Obama's use of force is somehow THE impeachable offense from ALL the military actions of the past half century...

    March 23, 2011 06:07 am at 6:07 am |
  3. Name king

    Obama need to start coardinting joint attacks with the rebels to take down khadafy, this will put fear in khadafy and get him thinking of getting out of dodge, Obama need to demoralize khadafy as much as possible, the only way to do this is to, empower the rebels as much as possible.

    March 23, 2011 08:06 am at 8:06 am |