Obama to defend Libya policy in speech
March 28th, 2011
08:06 AM ET
11 years ago

Obama to defend Libya policy in speech

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama plans to address the nation at 7:30 p.m. ET Monday following calls from all quarters for the U.S. leader to clarify why he sent troops to enforce the U.N.-authorized military mission.

Both Democrats and Republicans have criticized the president's Libya policy.

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  1. FM

    Even before no one has heard the speech, critics are complaining already the explanation was not enough/sufficient!

    March 28, 2011 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  2. New Age Independant

    I can't wait to see how the liberal double standard will be applied with this one! Will we soon hear the liberal shouts "Obama Lied!"??

    March 28, 2011 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  3. desi

    I would really like to understand, " Why does the Republicans,(and their radical spinoffs) The Party of War, jump all over our "President" for doing things the "Correct Way? They are the Party of "Lies and Promises. What happened to the "Jobs you promised in your campaigns,MR.Boehner????? The Flip Flop of the decade. Gop, Vote NO.

    March 28, 2011 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  4. Fair is Fair

    Will he answer these questions?

    1. Can he clearly define the mission?

    2. Is Ghadaffi's removal going to be a metric of the mission's success or failure? If so, isn't this then more about regime change than humanitarian in nature? If not, what is the duration of our involvement and in what capacity?

    3. Has this action set precedent should similar circumstances come to pass in Baharain? Yemen? Syria?

    March 28, 2011 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  5. diridi

    US is not intervening....Coalition is....because it is regional....o.k...No ground troops in Libya.....we have artillery equipment, they are just using...that's it...absolutely no ground troops...well, let me emphasize, people in that region are well aware of by internet, face book, twitter, etc., and TVs, too....they are wanting democracy....who in the world want to Burka in this hot weather????did you ever go to that region....this includes India too....it is getting very very hot on that part of the world..it is the reason, muslim women want to have democracy...they are so suppressed in 21st century....o.k...

    March 28, 2011 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  6. jules sand-perkins

    At times, especially in the beginning of his presidency, Obama has done or said things with which I disagreed.
    However, regarding Libya, the President has done nothing that he should have to defend.
    Criticism of Obama's action in Libya is only competitive in nature.
    Republicans who criticize the current Libyan action want Obama's job for one of their own.
    Democrats who criticize Obama for the Libyan action don't "believe in" any wars, either because of ideals of pacifism, or because they don't want any soldiers who volunteered for military service to have to serve in battle, service in a war being dangerous. In other cases, the opposing Democrats want to use the money needed for national and humanitarian defense to be spent on free lunches for voters who do not choose to work for their own lunches.
    Regarding Libya, we ought to leave the President alone and let him do his job.

    March 28, 2011 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  7. morgan

    Maybe we can take a note from Biden and lock Ghadaffi in a closet til all the action is over....

    March 28, 2011 09:35 am at 9:35 am |