Former army ranger says he wanted to 'choke' obama for benghazi line in speech to former president barack obama on live television differences for him leaving us to die in libya then him. Here are some early reactions to president obama's speech on libya from around capitol hill, the internet, cable television and twitter a spokesman for house speaker john a boehner said the speech failed to provide americans much clarity. In a prime-time speech monday evening, president obama addressed the nation on the us mission in libya and the military's continuing role in coalition airstrikes protecting civilians from libyan. Libya disintegrated as rival militias feuded for power, and isis seized the opportunity to establish a franchise operation it was a cheap war for the united states at just $11 billion. The text of president obama's speech monday night at the national defense university at fort mcnair in washington, dc tonight, i'd like to update the american people on the international effort.
Click for pdf [authenticity certified: text version below transcribed directly from audio] good afternoon, everybody secretary clinton and i just concluded a meeting that focused on the ongoing situation in libya. Obama's libya speech: why consistency in foreign policy is overrated in the president's libya speech tonight, he'll have to deflect critics who ask why we're taking on gaddafi—but not other. James carafano talked about president obama's speech on libya among his remarks he said that the president glossed over some of the vital questions about libya he also discussed defense.
President obama's national defense university speech was designed to disappoint those who wanted a specific timetable, complete with a stated end-game, for american involvement in libya, or a. The president's address to the nation on libya - as prepared for delivery good evening tonight, i'd like to update the american people on the international effort that we have led in libya - what. Monday, march 28, 2011, the president delivers an address at the national defense university in washington, dc to update the american people on the situation.
President obama has used his rhetorical and intellectual skills in the past to get himself out of a jam or boost his standing when he needed it most he did it with a speech on race when the rev. National defense university washington, dc 7:31 pm edt the president: tonight, i'd like to update the american people on the international effort that we have led in libya -- what we've done, what we plan to do, and why this matters to us. In the context of american military campaigns, the timing of obama's speech was unusual, coming more than a week after the united states began missile strikes in libya.
On march 17, 2011, the un security council passed resolution 1973, spearheaded by the administration of us president barack obama, authorizing military intervention in libya the goal, obama explained, was to save the lives of peaceful, pro-democracy protesters who found themselves the target of a crackdown by libyan dictator muammar al-qaddafi. Immediately after president obama spoke monday night about the american mission in libya, nbc aired a tribute to george herbert walker bush it was fitting, since obama's speech had been a kind of. Take the obama libya speech, transcript and video, and let our foreign-policy guru break down the official sales pitch to the american people, line-by-line.
Good evening tonight, i'd like to update the american people on the international effort that we have led in libya - what we have done, what we plan to do, and why this matters to us i want. Barack obama has addressed the american people on tv and said that military intervention by america had prevented a massacre in libya the us president also called on those people still loyal to. The president: good afternoon, everybody today, the government of libya announced the death of muammar qaddafi this marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of libya, who now have the opportunity to determine their own destiny in a new and democratic libya.