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Fri March 18, 2011
President Obama speaks about Libya
President Obama gave a statement today regarding the ongoing situation in Libya.
From ABC News:
President Obama today gave an ultimatum to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi that he must immediately implement a ceasefire in all parts of Libya and allow international humanitarian assistance or risk military action against his regime.
"Gadhafi has a choice. The [U.N.] resolution that passed lays out very clear conditions that must be met. The United States, the United Kingdom, France and Arab states agree that a ceasefire must be implemented immediately. That means all attacks against civilians must stop," the president said today. "Humanitarian assistance must be allowed to reach the people of Libya."
"These terms are not subject to negotiation," he added. "If Gadhafi does not comply with the resolution, the international community will impose consequences and the resolution will be enforced through military action."
Obama's speech indicated that coalition forces are giving Gadhafi time to change course, but are also gearing up for an attack if their demands are not met.
The United Nations Security Council voted on Thursday to enact a no-fly zone over Libya.
-Brian Short, Michigan Radio Newsroom