Obama makes case for 'essential' Western leadership
May 25th, 2011
12:40 PM ET
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Obama makes case for 'essential' Western leadership

London (CNN) - American and British leadership of the world remains "essential to the cause of human dignity," President Barack Obama said Wednesday, making a sweeping case for values including freedom and the free market in a speech to a joint session of the British Parliament.

"We must act, and lead, with confidence in our ideals, and an abiding faith in the character of our people," Obama said, even while adding they will "proceed with humility, and the knowledge that we cannot dictate outcomes abroad."


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  1. diridi

    Israel is playing drama, and even corrupt you guys...do not let that happen....GOP is corrupted all these years, enough....of GOP thugs play....God bless you obama.....

    May 25, 2011 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  2. GonzoinHouston

    First W comes over to get England into a war based on false pretense. Now when England wants our help in a conflict that seems pretty obviously justified, suddenly the republicans are yelling about the War Powers Act. Maybe Cameron should leak some phony emails about Ghaddafi insulting St. Regain. That'll rally the republicans for war!

    May 25, 2011 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  3. ben

    Kaddafy against NATO! Keep up the good work on "Crushing' this mass murder! He is the "Bin Laden" of Libya! We all can thank the President for his " intellectual,cool calculations " Daffy is being slowly "Crushed"

    May 25, 2011 09:29 am at 9:29 am |