Obama to speak on situation in Libya
March 25th, 2011
07:32 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama to speak on situation in Libya

(CNN) – President Obama will speak to the nation about Libya at 7:30 p.m. ET Monday from the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., the White House announced.


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  1. Sees All Evil

    May God go with you wher ever you go President Obama. We who elected you also pray for you every day. Thank you for being the right choice, the man for the job you have not disappointed. Obama 2012!!!!

    March 25, 2011 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    The president's leadership is viewed positively around the world. His approval rating puts American leadership back in first place, which is up from 6th place when Bush was in the white house making America the laughing stock of the world.

    March 25, 2011 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  3. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    He really does not have to. If you paid any attention at all you would know what is going on. It is a shame though that these protesters..which it was in the beginning...now have the name of "Rebel" It was not until after 3 days when the army under Quadfi started to switch sides did they even have guns. Thank you media...you again spin truth. I think you all sit behind the scenes and make bets to see what idiotic think you think American's will buy next. CNN you used to be news....now it is all opinion. What happened?

    March 25, 2011 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  4. jules sand-perkins

    Obama's performance regarding Libya is like a D-flawless diamond.
    Obama's critics and rivals should look at it with admiration, enjoy, and learn.

    March 25, 2011 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  5. JHA in Texas

    Stay the course Mr. President. Humanitarian Missions are what define the United States as a true deomcracy. Our prayers are with you, our military and Libya civilians. God bless the United States of America.

    March 25, 2011 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  6. SkepticofPoliticiansandtheircorporatecronies

    Mr Obama deserves to lose the next election. He makes Bush look like a Professor right now, starting wars unprovoked. I'm not voting ever u can ask Goldman Sucks and Shitty Bank to elect u change that can make even the staunch support wish he never voted u there.

    March 25, 2011 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  7. Reynald

    will he speak about "getting the troops out"?

    March 25, 2011 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  8. T'sah from Virginia

    And I look forward to the speech!!!

    March 25, 2011 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  9. Dee

    President Obama will speak on his own terms and not in the Oval office he does not like all the Washington rhetoric and critics. He never said war and they need to read the powers of the Commander-in-Chief and his Mission with Nato and the Allies. He knows exactly what he is doing he is by no means a fool he is a Constituional Lawyer also.

    These guys are stuck in the 60's this is a new era and new changes are needed to accomplish new things in the 21st Century. He has repaired our reputation in the World by being a good listener and by being inclusive.
    Everyone has an opinion about what the President should say and do but he does have the mental capacity to think and also the capacity not to jeopardize this Country or the office of his Presidency.

    Most of this is politics as usual if he said it was raining outside they would say he was lyng. No matter what he says there is a segment of people that hate him and will continue to try and denigrate him. But he is above this fraye he doesn't let anyone get under his skin and into his head this is what frustrates his critics they don't know what he is thinking,

    March 25, 2011 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  10. terry,va

    We don't need to hear his spin and BS about this not being a war. I'd like to see the white house stuck by missiles and our military installations bombed and see Obummie say....oh, they didn't make war against us. He would continue....this was a man made disaster. I'll tell you the disaster, OBUMMIE!!!!!!!

    March 25, 2011 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  11. ABM

    Please lay a smack down on the GOP critics. Please!!!! Play the recording of the con-call before the Libyan engagement to prove to the citizens that the Speaker of the House is a whinning baby.

    March 26, 2011 02:16 am at 2:16 am |
  12. kurt

    more hope and change huh? i hope my coworkers change the station in the breakroom when he comes on.

    March 26, 2011 02:17 am at 2:17 am |
  13. Rasputin

    i can't wait................

    March 26, 2011 03:21 am at 3:21 am |
  14. Mr Caribbean

    About time Mr president

    March 26, 2011 06:26 am at 6:26 am |
  15. Buhari Shafii

    My name is Buhari shafii from Nigeria. Just wanted to ask what is the position of the USA and UN on the armed rebels in libiya. If the aim of the USA and UN is to protect innocent civilians in libya, then the USA and UN should not be choosing side, they should attack both the rebels and the libiyan army if they threaten the civilians. Not just attack the Libiyan army alone. Let's be just. Thank you

    March 26, 2011 07:27 am at 7:27 am |
  16. USNdiver

    I thought he was going to wait till next year to clarify this ?After all his ball pics need attention, and his golf game is off and he needs to work on that after his "lazer like" focus on the economy and job's. He just need's another vacation to clear things up . What a guy!

    March 26, 2011 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  17. diridi

    nothing wrong on libya....what do you do when monster strikes??????leave everything to NATO.....UN.....do not spend a dime.....not worth.....o.k.....all these days, GOP sending men on wars, men collecting free money after serving 4 years...bankrupting the nation....enough....o.k...going to florida, claiming florida to be GOP state....nonsense...no wars...no spending.....it is a waste of time, and effort....concentrate on economy, energy efficiency, immigration, strong dollar, etc, bring manufacturing back....when i call banks, they go to banglore, phillipines....nonsense....when we borrow money they charge 4.8 percent, our CD rate is .50 cents....shame, america...shame....fix these....

    March 26, 2011 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  18. WiredwierdinSF

    So glad Andrew Card of the SEIU/ACORN has fired up the telebinkie and told this incompetent, inept, corrupt, union toady president the uniions stole the 2008 elections for what to say. Will the Kenyan village idiot then go on another overseas "business" trip with the family?

    March 26, 2011 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  19. a shame

    obama needs to use this time to apologize to america for his complete failure to do the job he was elected for and resign.....

    March 26, 2011 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  20. Nadeem

    The Rebel retook a key town overnight with the coaltion taking out 20 tanks, and we dancing on the tanks shouting 'Thank You Obama, thank you Cameron' (see daily beast)

    All without a single boot on the ground and without the US having to take the lead. Yes 'Thank You Obama" indeed.

    The delay for consultation, consensus and coalition building (or dither as the GOP call it), may actual be helping.

    It stretched Gee-i'm-daffy forces across Lybia making them easier to pick off. I am hoping they are less conentrated in Tripoli where the real battle will take place.

    March 26, 2011 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  21. The reality is...

    Monday!?!? It will take him that long to come up with his next "plan"???

    March 26, 2011 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  22. Can't wait for 2012

    This man will go down is the worst president in history

    March 26, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  23. J West

    One must wonder if he even knows where Libya is.

    March 26, 2011 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  24. Peter s

    No tangible changes can be done in Libya with that crook called Gaddafi in charge, to set the Libyans free he has to go.

    March 26, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |