Libyan rebels pronounce Obama speech 'good enough'
May 19th, 2011
03:40 PM ET
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Libyan rebels pronounce Obama speech 'good enough'

(CNN) – Libyan rebels praised President Barack Obama's Thursday address on the U.S. role in the Middle East, while some Syrian activists expressed disappointment that Obama didn't push harder on their embattled ruler.

In Benghazi, the heart of the Libyan revolt against longtime strongman Moammar Gadhafi, a rebel leader pronounced Obama's speech in support of democratic movements across the region "good enough."

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  1. ConservaFASCISTS

    Assad should step down now!!! If not, send a Predator/Reaper drone after him and take him out.

    May 19, 2011 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    I wonder how happy they will be if Congress fails to act (or does act and does not approve) on U.S. military action in Libya on or before Friday's 60 day deadline. Sen. Rand Paul seems ready to vote the U.S. out of participating or filibustering any measure.

    May 19, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  3. HAD ENOUGH? 9% unemployment, $4-5/gal gas, $1.7 TRILLION deficits, $14 TRILLION debt, Obamacare

    I wonder how happy they will be if Congress fails to act (or does act and does not approve) on U.S. military action in Libya on or before Friday's 60 day deadline. Sen. Rand Paul seems ready to vote the U.S. out of participating or filibustering any measure.
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    Gee, I never would have thought the lefties would be such war hawks. Sure wasn't that way with a republican president. I am simply amazed how any of you can possibily justify us getting involved in a Libyan civil war. What next? Bomb Syria?? Bomb other dictators that refuse to step down? Send in hit teams?? Where does this intervention end?

    May 19, 2011 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  4. @OmegaRaiel

    You know who else was "good enough"? The Goonies.

    May 19, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  5. HAD ENOUGH? 9% unemployment, $4-5/gal gas, $1.7 TRILLION deficits, $14 TRILLION debt, Obamacare

    Assad should step down now!!! If not, send a Predator/Reaper drone after him and take him out.
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    Will you be surprised or pleased when other countries do the same to us???

    May 19, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    @HAD ENOUGH? who wrote:
    I wonder how happy they will be if Congress fails to act (or does act and does not approve) on U.S. military action in Libya on or before Friday's 60 day deadline. Sen. Rand Paul seems ready to vote the U.S. out of participating or filibustering any measure.
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    Gee, I never would have thought the lefties would be such war hawks. Sure wasn't that way with a republican president. I am simply amazed how any of you can possibily justify us getting involved in a Libyan civil war. What next? Bomb Syria?? Bomb other dictators that refuse to step down? Send in hit teams?? Where does this intervention end?
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    That sounds like war mongering to you? It is a comment about the rebels not realizing US participation might soon be cut completely cut off. I am surprised or your position on this. "Big John" McCain has been pushing for a Surge. Your position is more in line with Newt's.
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    To the person who attacked my character ( a couple or so articles back ) and not my words and ideas,
    I will say thank you for conceding defeat. Salute That!

    May 19, 2011 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  7. Charlie in Maine

    I am left of center but not a pacifist. I thought Bush was right on Afganiistan. Wrong on Iraq. If we hadn't flushed our money,international good will and the lives of thousands of our brave men and women down the crapper in Iraq Afganisatn woud look more like West Germany 1960 and less like Beruit 1984.

    Here is something for those of you on the right to consider. Pakistan turned a blind eye towards Osam Bin Ladin for 6 years or so: Why did someone in their intelligence community give him up now? Maybe the saw the "Gadafi plan " and thought better of hiding that SOB. The problem is that those to the left of me think that the military could never do anything right and you on the right think that my President can't do anything right. Well both ends of the spectrum are wrong on this one.

    May 19, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  8. ConservaFASCISTS

    HAD ENOUGH? 9% unemployment, $4-5/gal gas, $1.7 TRILLION deficits, $14 TRILLION debt, Obamacare

    I said that jokingly. But to answer your retarded question "Will you be surprised or pleased when other countries do the same to us???" NO. But i wish they would have done so between 2001-2008.

    May 19, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  9. shhhh

    Who cares. All of you comment like you can do anyThing. The decisons the president makes on matter of foriegn policy doesn't care about your stupid opinions. There are things in motion already to keep the peace. But you idiots who love to voice your opinions on things you think you know but don't just keep going. All of you get a freakin life.

    May 19, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  10. Ancient Texan

    Just a question? Do we have any idea who we are backing in Lybia? We will regret our interferrence in any of the countries of the middle east. It was too well coordinated and too well planned to be happenstance.

    May 19, 2011 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |