Obama lays out what he calls non-negotiable terms for Libya
President Barack Obama says Libya must pull its troops out of its cities and restore utilities.
March 18th, 2011
02:37 PM ET

Obama lays out what he calls non-negotiable terms for Libya

President Barack Obama said Friday that "left unchecked, we have every reason to believe Gadhafi (will) commit atrocities against his own people" and the surrounding region could be destabilized.

"The democratic values that we stand for would be overrun" and the "words of the international community would be rendered hollow," the president said.

The focus of the United Nations is on protecting innocent civilians and holding Moammar Gadhafi accountable, Obama said.

A cease-fire must be implemented immediately, and Gadhafi's troops must be pulled back from several cities, he said.  Power and water must be restored to those cities, he declared.

"These terms are not negotiable," Obama said.

If Gadhafi doesn't comply, the U.N. resolution will be imposed through military action. The United States will work as part of an international coalition, Obama said, but American troops will not be deployed in Libya.

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  1. Planet X

    Israel is becoming a nation. http://nopolicestate.blogspot.com/2011/01/egypt_29.html

    March 20, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. Guan


    March 20, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mind Your Own

    Your all foolish . Obama is a puppet, and has done little to nothing during his years of presidency.

    March 20, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. brittanie johnson

    We are not going to war at all we are liven in the last days and the bible as to play its self out now so we should all pray that man can find the love with in each other that we will all need to stand strong in the end god is love and thats all he want is for us to people as we love our own family and our self we need to come to gether hate will surely end us

    March 24, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
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