Obama Gives Weak Speech On Libya, And Doesn't Even Mention Qaddafi

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Update: Several are noting that Obama didn’t even mention Qaddafi. Pretty weak.

Original post: President Obama is speaking on Libya.

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Key points

  • The US is doing everything that can be done to stop the ‘suffering and bloodshed”
  • We condemn the violence.
  • Everyone must speak as one voice.
  • Hillary Clinton will travel to Geneva on Monday for a special session of the Human Rights Council.
  • Full range of options to deal with Libya are being explored.

And that’s it!

No details, just a strong condemnation and plans to do more.

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