Posted by Curt on 11 March, 2011 at 10:09 pm. 1 comment.


President Obama on Friday offered only tempered support for Libya’s rebels and played down the feasibility of Western military intervention to aid their cause, raising questions about how far he is willing to go to help fulfill his declaration last week that Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi “must leave.”

Obama’s cautious commitment to the rebel movement, which he said is “just getting organized” in its fight to end Gaddafi’s 41-year rule, mirrored the stance taken Friday by European leaders, who until now had been speaking more boldly than Obama on how best to assist Libya’s opposition.

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