Obama Libya speech 'in development for weeks'
March 28th, 2011
09:26 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama Libya speech 'in development for weeks'

Washington (CNN) – President Obama’s Libya speech began taking shape late last week, but the “themes have been in development for weeks,” according to a senior administration official.

Those themes “have been reflected in what the president and others have been saying about Libya all along,” the official added.
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  1. ConservaFascists/FUBAR

    I want to hear the speech, but I'm sure there will be few in it that we have already heard.

    March 28, 2011 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  2. Rite172

    Just what we need from a clown that has no idea what he is doing
    More speeches! What the matter clown Obamo need to campaign more.
    It takes week to figure out what to say to make you look like to great one.
    Well surprise you are just a clown on a fancy clothes

    March 28, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  3. gt

    it must of been written with a pensil.... he sure has change dailey on what he thinks about what to do....very weak leadership....

    March 28, 2011 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Those themes “have been reflected in what the president and others have been saying about Libya all along,” the official added.
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    The President has been BEYOND CLEAR on the Lybia situation.
    Folks must just loooove to hear the sound of his voice.
    Eejits.

    March 28, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    In response to the president, Newt should talk about his own many and directly self opposing views, and how taking all sides of an issue appeals to someone. It has been said that a person who talks to himself is on the edge, a person who argues with himself needs immediate help, but a person, like Newt, who argues with himself and then loses those arguments, is beyond help. Save your money, do not donate to republicans.

    March 28, 2011 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  6. Four and The Door

    Obama has said that the ghadafi leadership has lost it's legitimacy. I agree with him on that.
    Obama has used US Military power to stop Ghadafi forces from slaughtering civilians. I agree with him on that.
    There's only one reasonable objective for the military activities now and that is the elimination of the Ghadafi government. Let's hope this is what Obama is going to say. Anything less will be tragic for everyone involved. We should only use force with the intent to finish the job. Ask any cop. They don't fire their weapons with the intent to injure.

    March 28, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  7. New Age Independant

    A true leader does not need to "develop" a speech over weeks.

    March 28, 2011 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    New Age Independant

    A true leader does not need to "develop" a speech over weeks.
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    A TRULY DUMB leader would not change anything in his speech is what you meant to say.
    A SMART LEADER like our current President would stay abreast of any changes in this situation and develop his speech accordingly.
    Unlike your stagnant braincells, independent, the situation in Lybia is in constant flux, which would necessitate that the President's speech be constantly "updated".
    Good God almighty, jeesh!!!

    March 28, 2011 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  9. Anders Perillo

    Yes, this speech is important to present to the American people. So important that it could wait until he took his family on vacation to Rio. Great optics there, champ. Clueless administration. Clueless.

    March 28, 2011 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  10. DemoCommunists for a Better Way - Steal the Wealth, Bankrupt America

    Khaddafi isn't the only one that has "lost legitimacy"! Obama has shown what he is truly made of in this episode. He's no leader at all, and even worse, a timid follower. This buffoonn neds to hit the road in 2012 before France superceds the USA as the worlds only super power.

    March 28, 2011 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  11. Ancient Texan

    So "developing" the speech was what consumed all that time. I felt sure he was having a problem making a decision...AGAIN!

    March 28, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |