"He Must Leave," Says Obama of Gadhafi

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama insisted Thursday that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi leave office, declaring he had lost his authority to lead. Obama also announced that U.S. military aircraft would play a humanitarian role by flying Egyptians who had fled Libya home to Egypt from makeshift camps in Tunisia.
"Moammar Gadhafi has lost the legitimacy to lead and he must leave," Obama declared at a White House news conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
Obama offered his most extensive remarks on the Libya crisis on a day when rebels strengthened their hold on the strategic oil installation at Brega after repelling an attempt by Gadhafi loyalists to retake it.
Pledging to hold Gadhafi and his loyalists accountable, Obama said the U.S. and the entire world were outraged by violence against the rebels. And he lauded U.N. sanctions meant to put international pressure on Gadhafi to give up power.

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2011 at 04:20 PM
    I just want gas prices to go way down.Why should Americans suffer because gadhafi is what he is.Get rid of him and the ones that choose to follow him.They say high gas prices are because of what is going on over there.Look what it is doing here.NO BOMBS NEEDED !
  • by MikeHunt Location: Center on Mar 5, 2011 at 04:06 PM
    Kelly, from someone who lives in Lansing, you seem awfully unaware of what Barry did for General motors. If it wasn't for Barry taking action when he did the unemployment rate would probably be over 50% and the whole state would be turned into Flint. Remember Kelly, Its still all W's fault.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2011 at 03:11 PM
    Obama has all of the authority to lead, but does he has the skill. He picked biden because he was the only politician in washington that had less experience than he did.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 4, 2011 at 05:37 AM
    Gadhafi is on drugs you can see it in his eyes.
  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Mar 3, 2011 at 05:25 PM
    "Moammar Gadhafi has lost the legitimacy to lead and he must leave." How ironic. Barry has also lost all legitimacy to lead, and he must also leave now. If Libya and Tunisia can do it, so can we. Come on, people, speak out and we get rid of the worst fraud of an American President the world has ever known before 2012. Impeachment probably won't work.
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