Obama and Cameron: No letup on Gadhafi
May 25th, 2011
09:10 AM ET

Obama and Cameron: No letup on Gadhafi

The United States and Britain remain committed to supporting the so-called "Arab spring" - the series of uprisings sweeping the North African and Middle East region - and turning up the heat on embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.

His comments came after meetings with British Prime Minister David Cameron. Obama said he intends to discuss support for democracy movements at the upcoming G8 summit Thursday.

"We will continue to strongly oppose the use of violence against protesters," said Obama at a joint news conference following talks with Cameron at his office, 10 Downing Street.

"That is one of the reasons we are working together in Libya," Obama said. "I do think we have made enormous progress in Libya. We have saved lives. Gadhafi and his regime need to understand there will not be a letup in the pressure we are applying."

The two men spoke before Obama was scheduled to address both houses of Britain's Parliament later Wednesday, the second day of a state visit blending pomp, ceremony and diplomacy. Obama's speech was described by a top aide as an anchor for his European trip.

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  1. Ellis

    Hello. I'm Ellis. I love my country Panama. I live in the stinking U.S. for now. This country needs to mind its own business. I am going for a swim now in my skimpy bathing suit.

    May 25, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. michaelfury


    May 25, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ellis

    I bathe in doggie peee and eat kitty poop.

    May 25, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  4. michaelfury


    May 25, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  5. jj

    swim back to panama faster faster! the sharks are on your butt!

    May 25, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ellis

    I am the real Ellis. I did not post any of the posts above. I do NOT think it is funny. Who eber is doing it stop it you fool

    May 25, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  7. JLPl

    The way both the US,UK and France are acting toward Libya is criminal if the same strategy is not applied to Syria. There is a double standard being applied and it sends the wrong message to the Middle East/Arab Spring.

    May 25, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Iamrightyouarewrong

      Did you wake up yesterday. Double standard. You need to take a stroll through time. When hasn't this country had double standards. And now we have the leader of the greatest country on earth telling out allies how to act. What a fool. He whouldnt no his A/S/S from a hole in the ground even if he smelled it.

      May 25, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |

    Deja vu. It looks like Hitler and Mussolini all over again!!! This twosome is no better than they were!!! What revolting sight to behold!!!

    May 25, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |