Obama condemns Libyan violence, calls for international response
February 23rd, 2011
06:31 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama condemns Libyan violence, calls for international response

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States strongly condemns the use of violence on protesters in Libya and said a unified international response was forming.

"The suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it is unacceptable," Obama said in his strongest and most direct statements to date on the unrest in Libya. "So are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters and further punish the people of Libya. These actions violate international norms and every standard of common decency. This violence must stop."


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  1. Inmyopinion

    I'm not sure anyone around the world is listening to President Obama because people know that he is in my opinion a very nice, good guy who feels for people and thinks with the heart, not with the head and heart combo, so they're probably not taking him very serious nor are fearful of his words. I think countries and people play on Obama's good heart and I think they take advantage of him and Obama so much wants to be good and liked that he's stand is not strong but weak. Not sure the U.S. can do much to help the people of Libya.

    February 23, 2011 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    Obama is on the right track here. Actually, Sarah Palin was on the right track with her response as well but not according to a whole slew of liberals posting on that story about 2 hours ago. The thing is, she was correct in her assesment and she does know what she is talking about. Or maybe you want to trash Obama now for getting clearer on this issue?

    February 23, 2011 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  3. duckbutter

    whats sad about this picture is hillary should be our commander in chief...obama is a weak leader who caves into every group from the homosextuals groups to the unions,,,,he is no leader.... america biggest mistake was not picking clinton...

    February 23, 2011 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  4. T'sah from Virginia

    I betcha by golly WOW Palin claims it's because of her FACEBOOK post that made President Obama come out today.... Forgetting Clinton already did it several days ago!!!

    February 23, 2011 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  5. Bill from GA

    Let Lybia settle its own affairs. If we get involved, it will likely taint their revolution; we're not well liked in that part of the world. Be ready to help, but low profile.

    We do need a quick international response to this pirate mess though. Five or six countries' special forces, attack from all sides. End that mess now!!

    February 23, 2011 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |