Obama to speak on Libya soon
March 25th, 2011
03:14 PM ET

Obama to speak on Libya soon

WASHINGTON (CNN) – As pressure mounts on President Obama to speak to the American people about the U.S. effort in Libya, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that Mr. Obama intends to do that soon.

“The president, I can tell you with great confidence will speak about this in the relatively near future.”

As he was peppered with questions about exact timing, Carney added "not today."

Critics have called on the president to provide more clarity on the mission and better define an exit strategy.

White House aides have insisted that the president has been clear about the U.S. engagement in Libya as a means to protect innocent civilians from certain massacre and maintain stability in the region.

Nonetheless, addressing the issue will give the president another chance to explain “how he made his decision, what objectives are and why he thinks it’s the right thing for the United States and for the American people,” Carney said.


Topics: Libya • President Obama • The News

soundoff (196 Responses)
  1. descardao

    Millions of faithful Obamatron zombies are lining up to hear the latest from out great Kinetic warriors teleprompters.The narcissist Obama has a lot in common with Gadhafi.

    March 25, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
    • Yoyall

      Grow up, or spread your hate somewhere else. Haven't you learned anything about public dialogue yet?

      March 25, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
      • AlGaN

        It's only ok to hate Palin and the rest of the republicans. Oh wait I forgot, the libs love everyone.

        March 26, 2011 at 6:14 pm |
      • bailoutsos

        I think we should move the Useless Nations building overseas, then maybe America would not feel so compelled to get involved in every conflict.

        March 26, 2011 at 6:52 pm |
    • hicks

      Please explian what the president has in common with Gadhafi. Would it be because you think llike birthers? Of course i know the real reason...you just want man up and admit the reason why.

      March 25, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
      • WOODRO742

        Maybe cause he leads the same way the hell with what the people want or need , the biggest differences is Gaddafi did not breaks his country in 2 years and put it in forever IOU mode . Obama is the dumbest thing thing that ever lived in 1600 no matter what all these demented followers say and stats they pull , he is a complete buffoon

        March 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
    • Steven

      wow!! descardao , it is people like you who make USA look like a bunch brainless right wings. First Think , reason and apply some intelligence. Everyone knows Ignorance is no defence. Geez, at least Obama is a Havard Graduate and has some Brains to go with that. By the way , Education is available for anyone who wants to be enlightened.

      March 25, 2011 at 4:16 pm |
      • Alan

        he would have never got into Harverd if they didn't have to give ou scertian amount minority scholarships.

        March 26, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
    • Juan

      You are an idiot. What in the heck is wrong with your brain? What does Pres Obama have in common with Gadhafi?

      March 25, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
      • Blogson

        Both seem to be fond of blowing people to smithereens, for one commonality. Another is acting in dictatorial style – whom did Obama consult who represent the U.S. public's/taxpayers' interests (Congress) before launching his anti-Gadhafi firestorm of weaponry, with the U.S. already facing a $3 trillion deficit? And who is the "idiot?"

        March 25, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
      • jessejane

        MUSLIM

        March 25, 2011 at 5:58 pm |
      • John Kerry

        Dah, their both muslims. They both hate America.

        March 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
      • MarshallM

        This is addressed to @jjessejane: You're joking, right? You think President Obama is a secret Muslim? Get your moronic head out of the sand, open some books and read. Educate yourself, if that's possible, and don't go around spouting the right-wing hate and fear-mongering talking points that the likes of Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh seem to thrive on.

        March 25, 2011 at 6:42 pm |
      • Alan

        They both have a narcissistic personality disorder

        March 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
    • CW

      Don't worry about people like descardo. He/she truly has no idea what they're talking about and is reduced to simply sprouting things heard on Fox News.

      March 25, 2011 at 5:01 pm |
      • TEL

        RIGHT ON.!!!!!

        March 26, 2011 at 12:40 pm |
    • DDAP

      Not really a whole lot in common what so ever. This isn't a US invasion of Libya – the US is working with an International Coalition to protect civilians. If you consider blowing up a tank that is about to blow up a hospital "blowing people to smitherines" by Obama – then you're right. The problem with your logic is that the said tank in this example is following orders given by a mad man lunatic "leader" to kill un armed civilians. The tank is a military target.

      It's too bad that you're desire for immediate gratification doesn't serve your judgement too well at all.

      March 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
      • abnguy

        I agree with attacking libya, he's got to go. I have to point out that you are wrong on one point. The Libyan forces are attacking armed rebels. That is a far cry from unarmed civilians.

        March 25, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
      • genie 4

        Yes..about time some one wit some common sense thank u!!

        March 26, 2011 at 2:52 am |
      • Alan

        Ok but Sadam didn't need to go for killing 30,000 kurdish man women and childern with chemical weapons. i was a nuclear, biological & chemical weapon specialist in the army and those people died a horable painful death with the chemical weapons he deployed on them.

        March 26, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
      • S1N

        @abnguy -I honestly wish your statement were completely true.If it was, there would be little to no international military intervention. Yes, Gadahfi is attacking armed rebels. Unfortunately, he is also attacking all those pesky civilians that happen to be anywhere near one of the towns held by them too.

        March 27, 2011 at 12:29 am |
    • Not Even Close

      I don't even like Obama, don't agree with what he has been doing.... but not even in your wildest imagination can he or any past American President be compared to the likes of Gadhafi. Not Even Close Every President we have had, was elected to office, served their term(s) and stepped down according the will of the people and our constitution.

      March 25, 2011 at 8:50 pm |
    • Notfooled

      Maybe Obamatron Zombies (as you put it) back him up because they know how to look things up and find out REAL facts. Like to Google Senate Resolution 85 introduced on 3-01-2011. Senate passed it unanimously. So that takes care of Congress. President Obama also had the -- UN Resolution under Chapter V11 a police action which does not require the approval of Congress. He had permission from Congress and the United Nations. The President is a Constitutional Law Professor and knows exactly what he can and can not do. He also has a team of lawyers --not people who THINK they know the Constitution.

      March 26, 2011 at 4:37 am |
      • TEL

        YOU HAVE DRUNK AT HATE WELL OF FOX NEWS, LIMBAG, BECK, ET AL. JUST THINK HOW AND WHO YOU WERE BEFORE YOU WERE BRAIN WASHED.?!!!

        March 26, 2011 at 12:43 pm |
      • Notfooled

        @Tel--–My comment is to descardao (his first comment on this blog. Don't know how it ended up there. I'm on your side.

        March 26, 2011 at 11:06 pm |
      • S1N

        Yeah, I read the full post, and the zombies comment was definitely sarcastic. There's really no ambiguity here. The guy who responded to you just didn't bother to read past the first five words.

        March 27, 2011 at 12:31 am |
    • x liberal

      George soros is proof reading his speech
      .........Hillary checked it earlier

      March 26, 2011 at 9:12 am |
    • Notayesman

      Your post is SPOT on the MARK!!!

      March 26, 2011 at 11:24 am |
    • Notayesman

      to the ignoramuses posting below your comment...u zombies need to grow brains...at ur adolescent ages, I know that ain't gonna happen!

      March 26, 2011 at 11:26 am |
    • Notayesman

      really funny how the CNN obongo protection squad put my replies to your comment way out of indention under yours and under some Obongo Supporter, just so they would be out of order. Check them out as you scroll up or down.

      March 26, 2011 at 11:29 am |
      • Notayesman

        all of my posts above this are in reference to my reply to Descardao's post above!

        March 26, 2011 at 11:31 am |
    • libertygirl

      Well said descardao. The term "kinetic military action" will most likely be used by Barry in his puppet like effort to cover up the UN's implementation of a no-fly zone aka declaration of war. Though Barry had no intentions of involving our congress in it nor did ANY of the UNELECTED dictatorial elite we call the UN.
      @ Yoyall: Im sure you would have told Thomas Jefferson not to boast for independence as well. Look at him he caused a revolution, oh no! way to scary for sheep.

      March 26, 2011 at 11:33 am |
    • libertygirl

      well said my man. all these other sheep will surely die in FEMA

      March 26, 2011 at 11:39 am |
    • USNdiver

      Gadhafi call obama his "SON"

      March 26, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
    • ComplianceBot

      Recommend upgrade to latest version of Obamaware for full compatibility.

      Have a good day, citizen. Beep-ba-da-beep-beep!

      March 26, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
    • bailoutsos

      Hey how about we move the Useless Nations building overseas, then maybe America would not feel so compelled to get involved in every conflict?

      March 26, 2011 at 6:51 pm |
    • jack25

      Glad to know you agree with president Barack Obama!

      March 27, 2011 at 2:30 am |
    • Gary Davis

      you aren't even funny . you should move to a country that agrees with you like Cuba government . most of america voted for him and will do so again . you like the rest of the tea and repubs hate that we the people voted for a black man and that he is doing what is right for all of us . sore loosers

      March 27, 2011 at 11:12 am |
    • hamza

      republicans have2 agendas:
      1.to enable gaddhaffy to slaughter 1 million muslims in lybia
      2.to try to equal war crimes that bush/chaney commited in iraq/afghanistan with this noble mission
      The mission in lybia is:to prevent new rwanda,to save million of civillians fom being butchered by the madman and to improve relationswith muslims overll by doing the right thing for a change.

      March 27, 2011 at 11:20 am |
    • Libertys Rest Blog

      The fact that the President is using military force against a country that has not threatened the US is bad. The fact that the checks and balances of our government are not being used is even more disturbing. The Congress' responsibility to declare war that defines the scope and objective of miltiary action followed by the President commanding the miltiary is meant to temper someone using military power aggressively like this. It also prevents the situations we have had lately with ambiguous goals. Read more at: http://libertysrest.blogspot.com/

      March 27, 2011 at 9:15 pm |
  2. Sebastian

    When John McCain, Joe Lieberman, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Rudy Guiliani, Newt Gingrich or ANY other GOP Whiner-of-The-Week gave their opinion of the US unilaterally starting a NFZ in Libya, professional and knowledgible JOURNALISTS [in Print and on TV] were derelict in not pressing them to justify their positions.

    Instead, these so-called reporters, simply put a microphone in front of these people and let them "MOUTH OFF" irresponsibly. The day McCain sought to dazzle us with his military brilliance, I blogged

    1.) What will this cost?

    2.) How quickly can we put this in place? How will will do it, with A/C carriers? Do we have sufficient A/C carriers in place to do this AND their "DAY JOB"?

    3.) I pointed out that a NFZ was hardly a panacea for the opposition. Their really weakness was that they were a rag-tag bunch of resistance fighters with no training, no real weapons, no commanders that knew how to lead them into battle. Why didn't anyone in the MSM ask this of Palin? We needed to only see them firing anti-aircraft guns wildly into the air to see that they didn't know what the hell they were doing? Why were our eurudite members of Congress, who called for intervention, probed a bit more on "THE HOW WOULD WE DO THIS" aspect.

    4.) We don't know what these "rebels" beleive, Two years from now, if we arm them, they could be the "Taliban-of-North-Africa" and I'll bet Newt Gingrich hasn't even thought this through.

    America will be much better off when the media grows a pair, SMARTENS up, and delivers the citezentry reporting which includes on the spot ACCOUNTABILITY for politicians when they play armchair President or General

    March 25, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
    • Tom

      You want to ask the media why they didn't ask questions? Sure...let's ask them to replay all of the soundbites of every media pundit saying that GWB better go before Congress for approval before he does anything in Iraq...he did...he got Congressional Approval and had a coalition of over 30 countries...Obama hasn't gotten Congressional Approval and has a very small coalition which changes its mind daily. Ask why the media isn't challenging Obama like it did Bush.

      March 25, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
    • DDAP

      Amen.

      March 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
    • Gary Davis

      well said

      March 27, 2011 at 11:13 am |
  3. Relax

    I think the main question here is, is Obama changing the litmus test for military intervention? If so, we know it is not sustainable just like the old foreign policy of making war where ever Large Oil companies and Multinationals fee threatened. We all know war is bad and undesirable how do we reserve our military for cost effective protection of American ideals and American dreams? Should we? Should our Military only be used in defense only? I will listen to Obama speak he is smark and concerned for America's future. Obama has less in common with Qadhafi by a long shot than did GWB IMO.

    March 25, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
    • Zone

      Many Presidents in the past have done exactly what Obama has done in Libya. Look it up. You shall see it is true.

      March 25, 2011 at 4:59 pm |
  4. The Hof

    Oh, Dear Leader, please, PLEASE, enlighten us with your keen insights, that are of such utter magnitude and importance that you are poised to deliver them..."in the relatively near future." We beg you, Anointed One, to share with us with the wisdom of Solomon emparted upon you while you were with the Harvard Law Review (while you're at it, could you share at least one article you wrote?). The civilized,and uncivilized, world cannot wait. Light the way, Barackus Magnificus. We are but mere lemings who will follow wherever you take us...into a sewer.

    March 25, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
    • descardao

      Careful! The faithful Obamatron zombies don't like this kind of talk.

      March 26, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
      • Lbrennan

        Right-o, ignoramuscus...like Bushicus and Cheny the Magnificent. Oh~ wait...we may have Palinitis, or Trumpicus, or even Huckabeemicus or Bachmannipuss to show us the light and the way. Drink more from your Foxus Gobletcum, you pea brains...

        March 26, 2011 at 6:56 pm |
      • S1N

        I'm actually quite disappointed with Obama overall. I may even vote Republican in 2012 depending on how things go and what kind of candidate they nominate(i.e. not Palin, Gingrich, or Trump). I just find your stupidity much more annoying than politicians.

        March 27, 2011 at 12:33 am |
    • Lisa Brennan

      Oh, right, ignoramicus....Such as what happened with Bushicus and Cheny Braveheart, and the Money Handlers..and oh~! wait, all will be well as soon we will be blessed with Sarah Ben Palinicus and perhaps Trumpiatium, or even, if the heavens prevail, Huckabeetius, or Bachmannipus. And, then we have the Three Josephs....Go drink of your Foxus Gobleticum, your pea brain.

      March 26, 2011 at 7:12 pm |
  5. mooo

    Sabastian im sure they read your blog and took it to heart now go play in the sandbox with the others

    March 25, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
  6. mooo

    Theyre both retards from africa

    March 25, 2011 at 4:27 pm |
    • Brennanman

      I have Downs Syndrome and I am from Ivory Coast and take offense at your reply.

      March 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm |
  7. Joe

    This is all about oil interests, Europe's in particular. If it was actually about stopping the slaughter then other countries like Yemen, Syria, Bahrain would be part of the discussion too. The only way Obama can earn any respect with his speech is to fess up to the real reason and provide some hard evidence why helping the Europeans secure oil, who haven't exactly helped us in the past all the time, is in America's best interest. No mention of oil = just another lying president

    March 25, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
    • jack25

      Calm down...

      March 27, 2011 at 2:37 am |
  8. T Diddy

    obama is the worst president ever, taking over for carter. I have never seen such a weak president and someone in any job really, that has absolutely NO idea what he is doing. That is why he isn't speeching today, nothing has been written for him yet. oh when will this nightmare end?????

    March 25, 2011 at 4:30 pm |
    • salvatore

      I feel like you need a hug

      March 25, 2011 at 6:52 pm |
  9. Robert

    There are a few details that could be expanded upon, but the president has been clear what his intentions were from the start. There is a wave washing over everyone telling them to believe he's not been clear, but that's just sheep following what they are hearing. There is a lack of sense in this nation over the last few years the likes of which I have never seen or heard of in this country. Is it the rise of the internet? I put at least partial blame there for the ignorance of the masses and the willingness to say things about topics of which they have no knowledge. These days, if you like the sound of something, you repeat it. Whether it's true or false, whether you bothered to find out anything about it or not. Ideas and rumors are travelling at ten times the speed of facts.

    March 25, 2011 at 4:45 pm |
    • sharky

      And tell us, Robert what are Obama's intentions then? I mean you seem to know, whereas no one else does, so do tell us what are his intentions. Do you mean getting rid of Qaddafi, well that is funny given the UN did NOT give Obama approval for that. Yet the approval from the UN was pointless anyway as how can you have intervention but not get rid of Qaddafi yet want change at the same time. So do tell us Robert, what are Obama's Libyan intentions?

      March 25, 2011 at 7:46 pm |
    • Hof

      Did Monica loan you the blue dress or did you buy it outright? He's been clear? Yeah, pal, he was forced into this by his Secretary of State and UN Ambassador, and then, when it is time for some really CLEAR statements, since, "yo! i'm along for the ride" wasn't exactly acceptable to most people with an IQ above room temperature, he does what any real macho man would do in the exact same situation: have Hillary make a statement. The only clear intention he's signaled throughout his presidency is that he intends to bankrupt and ruin this country.

      March 25, 2011 at 9:21 pm |
    • sonofapaul

      @Robert: Thank you for what might be the only well thought out post in this entire thread. Ignore the miscreants...

      March 30, 2011 at 1:57 am |
  10. Pete

    I agree with what @Relax had to say, but would also offer that if Obama had chosen to put this decision in front of Congress, is there any doubt that we would still be mired down in political posturing long after it was too late to do anything for Libya? This has not been a war to date, you need boots on the ground for that. It seems it may be headed that way, and if it does then Congress should get their say. Until then, this is all just meaningless bluster.

    March 25, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
  11. calamerica

    I have faith in our President Obama, as he speak to the American people about the U.S. efforts in Libya.

    March 25, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
  12. Constitutionalist_Patriot

    I find it amusing to see the Obama cheerleading by the self described liberals and progressives that frequent these articles. Obama is a corporatist neocon not a socialist as your counterparts the GOP cheerleaders contend. Real liberals think for themsleves and see the idiocy of partisan politics, I respect those folks like Dennis Kucinich who use their brain. The rest of you may as well be Sarah Palin drones because you are just as stupid. Barack Obama is no John Locke! This is George W. Bush's third term and you know it!

    March 25, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  13. Zone

    Palin called Israel's lawbreaking by building settlements on disputed territory pursuant to UN resolutions 'a zoning issue'..the woman is a joke...a bad joke.

    March 25, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
    • HCTZ

      Sarah Palin is not the President, who cares what she thinks. America wants a coherent response from the man in the chair.

      March 26, 2011 at 8:16 am |
  14. Zone

    Gingrich was for the no-fly zone before he was against it!! The other repubs are just politicians. Combined all these Repugnicant Presidential wannabe's will not make ONE good leader.

    March 25, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
  15. nursetabers

    Immediately after starting his unprovoked war in Libya he hopped on his plane and ran away to South America without addressing the nation with an explanation as to why this was necessary to national security.
    This from a guy who spent every day for 18mos in front of the cameras unsuccessfully trying to explain why he wanted to ram ObamaCare through when the country did not want it.

    March 25, 2011 at 5:07 pm |
    • Ipads rock

      Actually, hes still in libya, maybe you should check the news before you place random comments online

      March 26, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  16. dew

    why bother he did't speak to us about going to war, now he want to talk to us forget it go play golf

    March 25, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  17. gmanfortruth

    Obama should be impeached. Here's why he broke the law and violated the Constitution: http://gmanfortruth.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/impeach-obama-no-way/

    March 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  18. MIKE LEE

    ALL U PEOPLE WHO ARE PUTTING BLAME ON OBAMA...WHERE WERE U AT WHEN BUSH DID THE SAME THING, BUT A MILLION X WORSE..THIS IS JUST AN EXCUSE FOR U TO B RACIEST WITHOUT BEING RACIEST...OBAMA HAS NO REAL POWER...THE WHITE MAN STILL CALL S THE SHOTS.BLAME HIM

    March 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
    • Hof

      YO, HOME, WHY DON'T YOU TRY TURNING OFF THE CAPS LOCK? IF YOU CRITICIZE THE WHITE MAN, YOU BE RACIST, TOO. WORD.

      March 25, 2011 at 9:23 pm |
  19. Jerry Vinter

    I am either the smartest man in America (and I am most definitely not), or the entire debate has been shaped into something not being clear about Obama's Libya policy.

    You do not have to be a rocket scientist to figure out what the man wants and is trying to do:

    1. He wants this mission to be internationally led (and not American led). Understandable. We are stretched thin and having already wasted $1 trillion on Iraq, just do not have the money to spend on Libya in any big way. Check.
    2. To do 1, the UN resolution restrictions on the scope of the mission have got to be respected. Understandable. Rich Arabs and Europeans are not going to pay for their military involvement if they do not agree with the aims.
    3. No one needs to kid themselves that our policy is that Gaddafi has to go. Otherwise, he will go back to killing his own people in big way once we are all out.
    4. 2 and 3 are in conflict as the resolution does not say anything about regime change.
    5. We cannot expect the UN to endorse regime change. Its hard enough to keep Russia and China from exercising their vetos and keeping Brazil, Germany and India from being too harsh on this publicly.
    6. "Screw them" is not an American option (see 1).
    7. Obama has to then give out two conflicting messages – to Americans: we are not going to get too involved and yes, we really are going to kill Gadaffi and his sons (or somehow convince them to flee), and to foreigners: we are going to strictly adhere to the UN resolution, your help and money is greatly welcome and by the way, why don't you start shooting at the Libyan army directly ?
    8. The two conflicting messages can be confusing for someone at Sarah Palin's intelligence level but shouldn't be to anyone with an IQ above room temperature.

    For whatever it is worth, I think that except for the initial delay (perhaps unavoidable because of the UN), Obama has done this exactly right. That is no guarantee that it will work out right (events have a way of disarranging even the most carefully laid plans), but has he been confusing / hard to understand – hell no.

    March 25, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  20. Joaquin

    You are all idiots. We need this intervention in order to keep gas from hitting the $5/gallon mark. Only by taking over those oil fields over there can we maintain the world order

    March 25, 2011 at 5:44 pm |
    • MarshallM

      Sorry, @Joaquin, you are wrong. The current high gas prices have nothing to do with supply-and-demand. It has EVERYTHING to do with oil futures speculation on Wall Street. You see, the crooks on Wall Street are gambling with investors' money, and THAT is what is driving up the price of gasoline. The execs on Wall Street are taking the American public to the cleaners once again.

      March 25, 2011 at 7:19 pm |
  21. American Exceptionalism

    Stay the Course Mr. President. The United State of America provides leadership and hope to freedom loving people around the World. This American, this Texan says thank you.

    March 25, 2011 at 5:44 pm |
  22. GOforit

    No matter what Obama does , the GOP right wingers would say it was wrong. Complain about Obama playing golf?
    Bush put real teeth into the Western Movie idiom,"Meanwhile back at the ranch..." it seems anytime anything was going on, he was at the ranch in Crawford making Beef Jerky for Cheney.Obama has not lied to us on why to start a war and lose 10,000 troops like "W" did. So quit complaining , Oh, you want some Beef Jerky with your whine?

    March 25, 2011 at 5:44 pm |
  23. Sanskar

    I am amazed that UN could come up with military intervention as the only option. What kind of peace are they promoting? They are fighting Libyan Government on the basis of what? Who are the rebels that they came all away from across the oceans with weapons to fight for them?

    America should learn from its previous wars, every time it earned only non popularity and criticizes whether it was Iraq, Afghanistan or Vietnam.

    If gaddafi is saying that some of the captured rebels were found to be Al Qaeda’s member, did any one try to check that? They just want to eliminate gaddafi, they are not bothered whether civilians are saved or killed.

    ~With Regards
    Sanskar Shrivastava
    http://www.theworldreporter.com/

    March 25, 2011 at 5:48 pm |
  24. nurse tabers

    Immediately after starting his unprovoked war in Libya he hopped on his plane and ran away to South America without addressing the nation with an explanation as to why this was necessary to national security.
    This from a guy who spent every day for 18mos in front of the cameras unsuccessfully trying to explain why he wanted to ram ObamaCare through when the country did not want it.

    March 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
  25. john

    I'm sure that President Obama will speak on Libyia as soon as the basketball season is over. But he may not, it depends on how his pick end up doing. Go Barry!!!

    March 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  26. Don JJ

    Finally Obama took time off from golf and traveling to actually pay attention to the issues. It must have been really hard to sacrifice leisure for doing what you were "supposibly" supposed to do of which is to lead a nation. The thing is that he is leading us to long term debt and the creation of a "nanny state".

    March 25, 2011 at 6:02 pm |
  27. egore

    @descardao what kind of silly, irresponsible person would compare Obama to Gadhafi? Have you any sense of all of what you are suggesting. Or are you some idiot who has neither a sense of history nor of propriety? Please go back to whatever hovel you occupy and stop posting stupid blogs.

    March 25, 2011 at 6:30 pm |
    • descardao

      Obama and Gadhafi both suffer from delusional narcissism.

      March 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm |
      • Ipads rock

        And you suffer from insanity

        March 26, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  28. Brian Smith

    WOW! Bushes 3rd term? You liberals can't take ANY credit for screwing up, Let's play the blame game! How is it that Bush is STILL brought up when we mention Obama's mistakes? Bush set the record for deficit spending yes... But the Obama administration eclipsed that 6 months into office, 8 years it took for Bush to get what took Obama months. Stick to the facts. Also, how come I didn't hear any of this "unfair media" crap when the media had become Obama's #1 cronies? You should stick to fact based arguments. All liberals do is name call... It's all you have, please show me ONE thing Obama did as a JUNIOR Senator, how is he more fit to run this country than anyone you've bashed? Also, If I recall, the vast public hated Bush's war, and he went through all the proper channels, if the situation were reversed and a Republican POTUS was doing this, we wouldn't hear the end of it. Go cry on someone else's shoulder. Kool-Aid anyone?

    March 25, 2011 at 6:32 pm |
    • Breeze

      Why don't you run for President...:

      March 26, 2011 at 5:23 am |
      • Breeze

        George Bush lied about WMD...Deregulated Wall Street and Mortgages(causing collapse)....Allienated US from the rest of the world...profitted from war and high gas prices....I thought his dad screwed black people with the war on drugs while letting drugs flow in from Mexico..... Junior was an equal opportunity screwer...

        March 26, 2011 at 5:34 am |
  29. KELLY

    If you read the constitution, only Congress can declare war. This is not a war. This is Obama as the Commander in Chief trying to resolve a conflict in another country with the UN involvement. It is not US against Lybia, it is UN against Lybia. The President was coming home from a pre-scheduled event in Latin America and not him ignoring the problem in Lybia. He can run the country of Air Force One, along with commanding the military. Should we spend millions on this confilct? We spend millions on aid to other countries every year. Should we stop doing that? These are the questions the "conservative" right should be asking if it is so much concern. Not that he is not leading the military in this fight for UN Resolution 1973 to be resolved.

    March 25, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
    • sharky

      Oh give me a break, this is a war why because we are freaking stuck now forever in the Middle East. Obama escalated Afghanistan, Pakistan, we are not even completely out of Iraq, Libya NOT Lybia is a mess as Qaddafi won't give up easily, Yemen, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Iran is messed up, Saudi Arabia won't be far behind. Palestine is now attacking Israel again, we are STUCK and frankly most likely on the brink of World War III no thanks to the stupid Middle East. By the way we only give less than 1% in financial aid to foreign countries. And do not even bother with the blame the Conservative routine. I guess you just do not care about the fact the US is actually falling apart at an excessive pace that is out of control.

      March 26, 2011 at 1:12 am |
  30. Dave NY USA

    like how the Loser-in-Chief always waits until AFTER an event is history to tell us which way the polls indicated he should stand on the issue.

    March 25, 2011 at 6:43 pm |
    • Notfooled

      He was busy -- doing it constitutionally. Google UN Resolution under Chapter V11 also
      Google Senate Resolution 85 introduced 3-01-2011

      March 26, 2011 at 4:51 am |
  31. e

    We just shouldn't be there, bottom line. We're going to be stuck there and for waht? To help all the nations that never help us

    March 25, 2011 at 6:46 pm |
  32. Name*bfife

    even george bush got approval from congress. He addressed the nation when he was doing it he didn't wait a week he did it right away

    March 25, 2011 at 6:47 pm |
    • Breeze

      George Bush made up a lie in a time when the US was vunerable...

      March 26, 2011 at 5:41 am |
  33. jim jam on the flim flam

    Can anybody spell or write correctly anymore? It's really hard to take "Mr. or Mrs. Doe's" comments seriously. Time to get off the internet and refer to a hardback dictionary or book on grammar.

    March 25, 2011 at 8:22 pm |
    • jim jam on the flim flam

      This is my lively and courteous discussion. Is it according to Rules of Conduct. Especially the one "set forth in our Terms of Service"? Before you pre-screen me, take a look at your self. Eric Clapton.

      March 25, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  34. tilefish

    @ hicks: why are you talking about your blog?

    No one cares about your dumb stupid liberal blog/rag. You act as if you are a mighty prophet who speaks powerful truth when in reality no one knows abt you or what you write!

    March 25, 2011 at 9:05 pm |
  35. Don JJ

    WHY IS OBAMA SO WEAK!!!!!!! Stop dithering and being so scared of the military and take action quickly, kill this sinister Qaddafi, and have America lead. ever since obama's election our great nation has been a joke around the world and we have been dissing our close ally Israel. We dont need to get the UN's permission because we are an INDEPENDENT NATION. If George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, or even Teddy Roosevelt ever came back alive they will think our country has no guts and is full of a bunch of whiny babies!

    March 25, 2011 at 9:10 pm |
    • sharky

      Because the United Nations did NOT grant Obama the approval to take out/down Qaddafi. If Obama does he can be charged with international crimes. But apparently now anyway, the US is not in charge of the mission. Obama will always be weak and ineffectual. He is the worst President we have ever had. Worse than Carter now.

      March 26, 2011 at 1:06 am |
  36. Sebastian Kent

    The political enemies of the President are trying to undrmine his authority by waving their hands about on Libya. Next week, it will be something else.

    I trust this President and I know that many prior presidents took military actions on a small scale like this without Involving Congress.

    I reject the bigoted GOP`ers, TP`ers and socalled "BlueDogs" that are attempting to marginalize Barack Obama`s authority.

    I don`t recall GOP hero Reagan getting Congressional approval to invade Grenada or to Get Noreiga. So if there was no bitching about Reagan then get off Obama`s back.

    John Boerhner has no credibility – he is a partisan hack.

    On Monday, the President will checkmate the peanut gallery because we will have handed Libya off to the coalition.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:12 pm |
  37. Dan

    I like to turn off the sound to my TV and play circus music on the stereo. Great entertainment.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:23 pm |
  38. Constitutionalist_Patriot

    Why not use the Constitutional process of marque and reprisal? No matter the congress must consent and the president has broken the law. Don't give me the war powers act hot air either, you cannot alter a constitutional requirement without a constitutional amendment. The war powers act is unconstitutional, illegal, and null and void. You think we are kidding, Obama will be tried for his crimes right along Bush and Cheney. Either follow the Constitution or be tried for treason. We the people have had it! Why the hell should I obey all the illegal laws congress passes, they are the criminals, ignoring the Constitution like they are god. Give me Liberty or give me death!

    March 25, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
    • El Kababa

      1. Your own quirky ideas about what is Constitutional and what is not are merely your own quirky ideas. The federal judiciary is the mechanism for deciding what is Constitutional and what is not. I don't think Obama has done anything unconstitutional myself and most people don't.

      2. Patrick Henry may have said, "Give me Liberty or give me Death," but he was also involved in a plot to make himself dictator of Virginia. Apparently he was unwilling to give others the freedoms that he blustered about.

      March 25, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
    • Notfooled

      Google Senate Resolution 85 Senate passed it on Libya.
      Google UN Resolution under Chapter V11 President does not need Congressional approval.

      President Obama being the Constitutional Professor that he is had both approvals.

      March 26, 2011 at 4:45 am |
  39. Cascgamecock

    He has enough time to pick his bracket but not let us know what the hell is going on. What a shitty president

    March 25, 2011 at 11:21 pm |
  40. amarjit

    With expansion of public & people protests in Mid East & Africa, it is better & more responsible to constitute a Committee of Congressmen/women of both Democratic/ Republican to chalk out a policy & directive of action in prevailing turmoil of protests of people of countries who are clamoring for democratic reforms or democracy keeping view the strategic interests of America & American people as protests are in Libya, Jordan, Bahrain, Palestine, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia & trend is spreading like wild fire after Egyptian quick stabilization. It is better to involve all Foreign Ministers of NATO countries to finalize the common strategy as these areas are richest in oil resources & feed the entire world as well war machine, factories, transportation, shipping & irrigation & agriculture globally. Earlier it is done the better it will be.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:28 pm |
  41. egore

    Ok @ Constitutional_Patriot, go for number 2, because you obviously don't have a clue about the Constitution. Irrespective of the War Powers Act, the Constitution in fact allows the President to take certain military actions, as Commander in Chief of the Military, without the express consent of Congress. As far as your pledge to disobey laws, hey, go for it dog! And the name of your legal counsel?

    March 26, 2011 at 12:04 am |
    • sharky

      Riddle me this what on earth threat did Libya even come close to posing for the US? Obama had NO bloody business doing what he did, and he was not even within the right of the War Powers Resolutions Act to even touch Libya. READ the War Powers Resolutions. Yeah you might want to read the Constitution before you go off spouting what you don't know yourself. Take a look Article I Section 8 Powers Of Congress. Congress declares war NOT the President. The President has to request it from Congress. However, today "Congress recognizes no claimed power of the president to wage war outside of the War Powers Resolution." from wiki search of War Powers Resolution.

      March 26, 2011 at 1:04 am |
  42. Name*Heath Franklin

    Send me reports

    March 26, 2011 at 12:22 am |
  43. sharky

    I really don't think anyone except the most loyal Obamatologists even care what he has to say now. Absolute disgrace Obama is of going into Libya NOT talking to the US about it, not addressing it to us before hand and then just doing it and dashing off to South America. Obama should have stayed in South America, he is beyond inept as the President.

    March 26, 2011 at 12:56 am |
  44. helenecha

    It's pretty clear to everybody that the more goals, the more hopes. That is a matter for the leaders to decide. The U.S. can never give up confidence to do people a world of good the world over, like many things which they are being done forward.

    March 26, 2011 at 1:20 am |
  45. Drew

    Its always fun to read the commentary to the articles. Honestly...this forum brings out all the closet politicians and lots of big words. The only post in all this ranting that even came close to a valid point was "Robert", all the others I read...you people are just sad. Do u really think that YOU have all the correct answers? Are u really that dillusional?? The smartest thing anyone can say regarding politics iz, "I dont know" What are u basing ur self rightcous rhetoric on? The media? Ur favorite political blog? Morons. YOU are whats wrong with the world. U have NONE of the REAL intel, rather...u base ur theories on bits u heard...friggen sheep. Believe half of what u see and none of what u hear, unless u genuinly are that nieve, in which case, dont forget to leave out some cookies and milk for santa this year. What a joke.

    March 26, 2011 at 1:39 am |
  46. robby

    Well to me why not usa just sit down and relax and sell weapons and plane etc to allies country who can afford to take care of other country alike "china" give usa a break. And earn money by selling it. and catch up paying the deflict. Instead.?
    Let other us's allies to take care for us instead usa take care of other cry babies countries. It alike parent never get a break u see other countries are alike babies usa are it parents u get it?
    When parents are broke parent always try help their kids. Alike us always try help other countries. U got it?

    March 26, 2011 at 1:56 am |
  47. NNergy

    It's very disturbing that most countries in the middle east are in chaos. U.S. is assuming that every uprising will result a Western type of democracy & U.S. must help the opposition groups. U.S. is very naive in not considering the fact that such opposition groups may be backed by Islamist extremists, i.e. Muslim Brotherhood. What happened to Egypt? Muslim Brotherhood is now denominating the country. If US is not careful, the whole middle East will be like Iran. It appears that the intelligence community is blinded to the US desire to transform the middle East to a western type style of democracy.

    March 26, 2011 at 4:31 am |
  48. keith marino

    impeach obama now & save america . allso start drillin hear & save are ecomaty now

    March 26, 2011 at 5:05 am |
  49. annoyed

    The President seems to be one of those that hates to state the obvious and hates to repeat himself. Congress plagued him about acting on Libya's situation; then, when he does, they want to know why. He has stated that he acted in accordance with the UN resolution only after the Arab League requested our help. Now he's turned it over to the others to run. His statements about what the U.S. Wants to happen in Libya are separate from our action as a part of the UN. People need to remember that the UN and the U.S. are two separate entities. I know, it's difficult to fathom, since we've been the world's police for so long. BUT, our hopes for Libya can be, and are, separate from the UN's. Haven't you ever had to cooperate on one goal in a group, all the while having hopes for more as an individual?

    March 26, 2011 at 5:09 am |
  50. annoyed

    Also, Reagan didn't ask Congress for permission when he had Libya bombed after that plane was blown up over Scotland. He was within his legal rights then and Obama is within his legal rights now. The Commander In Chief doesn't have to ask Congress for permission to cooperate with the UN – we are a charter member, which means Congress signed off on cooperation a LONG time ago. @The Hof: Obama was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, as I understand it, and editors don't WRITE the articles – they EDIT them.

    March 26, 2011 at 5:26 am |
    • Jay in NC

      Liberals will try and make excuses for Barry any chance you get. Now you are arguing that he was only the editor not a writer for the Harvard Law Review. Does he ever take responsibility for his actions?

      March 26, 2011 at 8:51 am |
  51. American Citizen

    Why are comments closed on most of the CNN Politics articles? There is no "Post a comment" text box available on several. Take notice readers!

    March 26, 2011 at 6:24 am |
  52. Constitutionalist_Patriot

    A U.N. resolution cannot and does not replace the Constitutional process for taking the United States to war. Obama may know the Constitution but the truth is he simply ignores it, and why not half the morons out there simply cheerlead everything he does. People need to wake up, this is our country our government, and the Constitution is supreme, all unconstitutional laws are null and void. Tell them to go to hell! Take it back people!!

    March 26, 2011 at 6:53 am |
  53. Jerry, Florida

    Isn't this something this clueless president should have before; not after the fact. So much for transparency!

    March 26, 2011 at 8:21 am |
  54. adios

    Vote dummo out everyone in congress,for wasting our billions to protect oil money.out out

    March 26, 2011 at 8:42 am |
  55. adios

    Loser obama and regime out.

    March 26, 2011 at 8:44 am |
  56. Gordy Diver

    Until I see his bury certificate... he is an illegal and will not get my support.

    March 26, 2011 at 9:05 am |
  57. time to go!

    obama need to use this as a chance to apologize to america for his complete failure to do the job he was elected for and resign...

    March 26, 2011 at 9:38 am |
  58. BillyK

    WHAT is the use of jamming ALL the TV Channels with the Pres rambling on ? WHY NOT either put him on YOUTUBE or, on ONLY ONE channel ? He'll run on reading the script for one hour or more, and then the other guys have to respond, then the news "analysis" – -RUINS MY NIGHT OF TV – – Crazy – –

    March 26, 2011 at 9:42 am |
  59. Samra, Oregon

    Since both Biden AND Obama were calling for Bush's Impeachment if he went into Iran without Congressional approval, I want to know when the Impeachment proceedings start on Obama for taking us into yet another war.

    March 26, 2011 at 10:47 am |
  60. Marty, Grand Rapids MI

    His speech is going to go something like this. I was wrong in 2007, and I am right now. How convenient.

    ...http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/mar/23/barack-obama/barack-obamas-libya-intervention-flip-flop-what-he/

    March 26, 2011 at 11:06 am |
    • descardao

      Or "I was wrong before I was right."

      March 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
  61. Ken

    We are all witnessing unprecedented change in the middle east. They want what we have; the ability to give their opinion about their government leadership without fear of death from those they speak of. Also, the freedom to completely abandon grammar and spelling in their web comments.

    March 26, 2011 at 11:09 am |
  62. annieLD

    I am very proud of the President Obama's handling of this international crisis. He has acted in concert with major nations as well as some Arab nations in the region. He has defined a limited mission that greatly reduces the risk to the lives of our soldiers and civilians on the ground. He has spoken with firm resolve about the principles of defending innocents and supporting their aspirations of freedom and without the "bully" rhetoric that would inflame the passions of other Arab countries. I can't think of any better way any president could have handled this.

    March 26, 2011 at 11:15 am |
  63. libertygirl

    Wow some of these comments have really made my day! Others make me sad that those people are likely to die in FEMA..

    March 26, 2011 at 11:42 am |
  64. Liz Carter in Georgia

    When Senator OBAMA was campaigning for president, he often announced to the people that if anything went awry, the 'buck stops here'; meaning with him! That statement in itself speaks volumes to his character. I've heard no other previous president ever utter those words! But NO! We liberals aren't going to sit back and let you REPUKES and BLUE DOGS discount, dismiss, denegrate, destroy, scream failure and blame to each and EVERY move this MAN makes without a REBUTl! He's suffered some 'bucks'! BUSH BUCKS!!

    March 26, 2011 at 11:51 am |
    • Jay in NC

      Liz, I searched Barry's speeches made during the 2008 campaign. I can not find where used the term "buck stops here'. Could you please tell me a date, place where he used that term. Thanks.

      March 26, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
    • descardao

      Liz, You unread., obedient Obamatron zombie! You've heard no other President utter those words? President Truman had that sign on his desk. It was his motto, you illiterate, brain-dead Obamatron dufus!

      March 26, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
  65. Ryan

    Muslim USA thanks obozo, keep updating the NCAA picks and ignore the gas prices you jr college, Muslim empty suit of a president

    March 26, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
  66. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @NotFooled; thank you for your comment and observation. I agree 100%! @annoyed; beautiful! I agree! @Jay; It's not 'does he ever take responsibility for his actions'; I'm positive he has and will when it's his responsibility; especially his responsibility alone! Your real question is, will we liberals ever allow you and your conservative repugnants to place 'undue' responsibility, lies, slander and misinformation on him for his public acceptance and apology to you! The answer to that is NEVER! OK? NEVER!

    March 26, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
  67. makom8

    The World is seeing Obama for what he is. The only way to beat obama is to Deny him. obama, His words describe him, He is a False Hope, If you listen to him you will love him. He carries a Bow without an Arrow. He will conquer all through his speech, his false hoods will capture all who sit and listen to him. The False one. Obama is without a doubt the Anti-Christ. The end is near if you keep following the lawless one. Deny Obama and you will Destroy him. He is the Lie.
    2 Thessalonians 2:11-12
    11And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

    March 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
  68. California Conservative

    Obama clearly can't speak off the cuff without looking like a breathing disaster. He needs his teleprompter or speech writers (A.K.A. Soros pulling his strings).

    March 26, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
  69. annoyed

    @makom8: your observation actually fits Dubya exceedingly well. Perhaps you are the one that's not righteous... @Jay in NC: are you trying to say Obama did something wrong while he was with the Harvard Law Review? If so, what was it specifically?

    March 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      annoyed, I have not researched his time as editor. ( I will have to check into that subject and see what I can find) I am trying to say that you are making it sound like that because he was 'only editor' he did not write the stories, therefore was not responsible for their content. If I am wrong then tell me, but that is how I interpreted what you wrote.

      March 26, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
  70. annoyed

    Lord, have mercy on them and save them from Satan's hold of fear and hate. Teach us all to be humble and peaceful toward one another. In Jesus' name, I pray.

    March 26, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
  71. annoyed

    @Jay in NC: I found on Wikipedia that Obama was President of the Harvard Law Review, not an editor like – thought. What did he do during his tenure there that you feel was wrong and that he hasn't accepted responsibility for? I couldn't find any mention on Google about any dust-up.

    March 26, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
  72. annoyed

    Correction: He wasn't the editor like I thought he was. Sorry. I hit the alt key instead of the shift key on my phone.

    March 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
  73. annoyed

    Jay in NC: I was only pointing out to the fella that said Obama didn't have an article to show for his time with the Review that he didn't have to write articles because his position wasn't that of writer. Some people make veiled accusations without substance and, in my book, that's no better than that screwball in Libya is doing.

    March 26, 2011 at 3:21 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Yes, now I understand what you were saying. I can agree with that. My mistake.

      March 26, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
  74. annoyed

    Obama is no different than the rest of us. Just because we don't agree with him doesn't mean he should be labeled evil incarnate. Each President has made good and bad choices. While I disagreed with much of Dubya's policy decisions, I've no doubt that he loves this country. Same as every President we've ever had – regardless of their level of integrity – even Harding was a patriot, in his own mind. Just saying that the name calling makes us less in God's eyes. Let's try to remember to be civil in our disagreements. It will also set a good example for our young people.

    March 26, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
    • Ray Peace

      AMEN !

      March 26, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
    • Jimmy

      "regardless of their level of integrity" lol!

      March 26, 2011 at 6:14 pm |
  75. Ray Peace

    I have never seen such disrespect for an American President in my life ! Everyone is acting like once he became president he just created all of these problems and caused America to go down fast. Everything that is going in has been building up over the past years. Everyone wants to complain, but no one is doing anything about it ! I'm sure we have some people in the US that can solve our economic issues, proverty, the job market, etc. We need solutions to the problems, crying about it will get us no where. Alll everyone will do is blame eveything on the next President anyway. I understand everyone needs to, and has the right to vent. But we needs answers, and we need solutions. It's obvious where we are heading if things don't change fast, and believe it or not you can't do it from your couch. It's time for people to start standing up and getting things together instead of letting othe people lead us down a false path, WAKE UP !

    March 26, 2011 at 3:32 pm |
  76. American Citizen

    Was this man not supposed to do that prior to sending our military into Libya? You are losing your civil rights – this president usurped your authority by eclipsing the power of Congress to properly provide approval to engage US military forces into a third conflict in a little over a decade – at an enormous expense to the nation. One we will likely never recover from.

    This is an impeachable offense.

    March 26, 2011 at 3:52 pm |
  77. Dee Wallace

    I am appalled at the hatred toward this President it is not about decisons that he has made it is all about the color of his skin. How soon do we forget that his mom was white and he is quite intelligent. What he is accomplishing in Libya is admiral and he did not make these decisions lightly.

    If this type of rhetoric does not stop you will see the same type of uprise here in the US as seen in other places. There is a segment of this society that is tired of the way he has been denigrated and enough is enough. What everyone is trying to do is push his buttons, but he carries himself with the utmost respect and professionalism and succumbs to noone and will speak when he wants to and will bring the American people up to date.

    He is the Commander-in-Chief whether some of you like it or not and has kept this Country from going into a depression.
    All of you that have so many nasty comments why don't you try running for the President of the United States.

    The GOP"S are so critical of him where are the solutions that they had? Where are the jobs? I see noone talking about that.

    God Have mercy on all of you the world is in turmoil and we all need to take a step back and pray. All of this prejudice is alive and well and most of it is generational.

    March 26, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
  78. remoir

    Obama – Stay Focused. Where are the jobs. Do not let Sarkozy's put this Albatros around you.

    Obama – Stay Focused. Where are the jobs.

    March 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm |
  79. Alan

    Google is in bed with this Administration and helped instigate the mess in Egypt. So of couse we will find nothing that goes against the Prez's adgenda

    March 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm |
  80. descardao

    It is not about the color of his skin, it is about Obama's staggering incompetence.

    March 26, 2011 at 4:35 pm |
    • lefty avenger

      Bush was white and utterly incompetent. Obama is black and mostly incompetent. America is not a good place to be part of the working class any longer. If you are not part of the top 5% you can forget it. The only jobs left will be killing poor muslims to seize their oil so that the oil barons stocks will go up. I love america and i hate what our government of republicans and democrats have done to ruin our nation.

      March 27, 2011 at 10:25 am |
  81. Dee Wallace

    That is your opinion when you read how they call this man monkey and lots of other names related to prejudice unlike any other President I can speak to that. You need to walk a day in our shoes it does not matter how many degrees or Universties you attended in the eyesight of some you are incompetent.
    Judge less not we be judged

    March 26, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      I am appalled that Barry's supporters continue to play the race card. Republicans did not vote for this man because he is a Liberal, the same reason they did not vote for Kerry, Clinton, Carter, Johnson, Kennedy. How many Democrats voted for McCain, was that because he is white?

      I do not give a darn about the idiots that call him names based on race. They did the same to President Bush, belittled him every chance they could, burned him in effigy, toted signs saying 'kill bush', 'shoot bush', 'hang bush', Where was the public out cry by Democrats, you guys loved it. It all comes with the job, if Barry is so week then maybe he should have stayed home.

      My argument is about his actions, and inactions. Take GITMO, why is it not closed. On Jan 22, 2009, two days after inauguration, he claimed he was closing with in the year, to return America to the moral high ground. Well two plus years and counting and still not closed. What in the blank does that have to do with his race? Nothing, it is all about his integrity. If he now understands why President Bush did not close the place, then why has he not apologizes for beating him up on that issue? Integrity, that is what Barry lacks.

      March 26, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
      • Dee Wallace

        Where is your integrity you just rubber stam[ed what I said you referred to President Obama as Barry and called the other Presidents by their last name. That is blatant racsim so you can't tell me what to say I note you are from NC so I know where you are coming from I live in NC also.

        It is okay to diisagree or agree but remain respectful to the President of the US

        March 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        Barry is the name his mother called him. I choose to call him Barry because it drives the Liberals wild. Notice that you did not answer to the charge about his integrity, closing GITMO. Typical response, can't answer the questions, accuse them of racism.

        March 26, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        Dee Wallace, we have a long history of giving our presidents nicknames here are a few for you to chew on.

        William Henry Harrison, Old Tippecanoe
        John Tyler, His Accidency
        James Buchanan, The Do-Nothing President
        Ulysses S. Grant American Ceasar, The Galena Tanner, Useless S. Grant
        Ruther B. Hayes His Fraudulency, Boss Thief
        Chester A. Arthur Walrus
        Grover Cleveland The Stuffed Prophet, His Obstinacy, Uncle Jumbo
        Benjamin Harrison The Human Iceberg
        William McKinley Wobbly Willie
        Theodore Roosevelt Old Four Eyes
        John F. Kennedy Jack
        Lyndon B. Johnson, Bullshit Johnson
        Richard M. Nixon Tricky Dick, Richard the Chicken-Hearted
        Gerald Ford Jerry, accidental president
        James Carter President Malaise, Jimmy
        Ronald Reagan Dutch, The Gipper
        William Clinton , Bubba, The First Black President, Slick Willy, Billy-Bob
        George W. Bush Dubya, Cowboy

        And these are some of the more respectful names, I would be ban from CNN if I gave you the good ones.

        March 26, 2011 at 9:05 pm |
  82. erich555

    First we need to find that woman who burst into the Breakfast at a Tripoli hotel housing international journalists who claimed to have been beaten and raped for 2 days and was abducted and whisked away by Gadhafi's men.

    March 26, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  83. Bobbie

    Now, just imagine if he didn't win that Peace Noble whatever....That incompetent clown started a third war.

    March 26, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  84. Jimmy

    Great, more lies.

    March 26, 2011 at 6:12 pm |
  85. bailoutsos

    Move the Useless Nations building overseas, then maybe America would not feel so compelled to get involved in every conflict.

    March 26, 2011 at 6:50 pm |
  86. opinion8it

    Obama makes his famous speech in Cairo as soon as he took office:

    "I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles – principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.

    I do so recognizing that change cannot happen overnight. No single speech can eradicate years of mistrust, nor can I answer in the time that I have all the complex questions that brought us to this point. But I am convinced that in order to move forward, we must say openly the things we hold in our hearts, and that too often are said only behind closed doors. There must be a sustained effort to listen to each other; to learn from each other; to respect one another; and to seek common ground."

    ------–
    I see that Obama's words did not fall on deaf ears.

    March 26, 2011 at 6:51 pm |
  87. stoke

    Mr.prez jus do the right thing that's all I ask

    March 26, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
  88. eva trumbo

    this is not our war Libya didn't attack this country the money being spent on this mission can be used here at home

    March 26, 2011 at 7:18 pm |
  89. stab

    this clown saved 3,000,000 jobs with his actions and now he says he saved 2,000,000 lives in libya.what a con artist and the media like cnn and nbc buys his bullshitttt and says it every hour.!!!!!!!!!!

    the only thing thiis guy does is destroy america as we know it and that should make jane fonda and turner very happy!!!!!

    March 26, 2011 at 7:22 pm |
    • lefty avenger

      Bush and his corporate fascist policies destroyed this nation for working people. Obama is just keeping the destruction going. Same corporate masters, it's all for the top 5% wealthy my friend and that's all. At least Jane Fonda looked good in Barbarella.

      March 27, 2011 at 10:22 am |
  90. stab

    i did not vote for him because he is black and has the ghettto mentality which he proves every day!!!!!!!!

    March 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
    • Dee Wallace

      Stab,
      It is people like you that are a danger to society with that hateful rhetoric he is not black and if he was so what all blacks do not has so called "ghetto mentality" you are a stereotypical idiot. Lets see how far you would make it in the
      white House and guess what he didn't need your vote.

      March 26, 2011 at 7:41 pm |
  91. Rasha

    About Libyaa: I can't belive that we have on the same side U.S., NATO, France and Al Quaida... as I remember, Al Quaida are bad guys, they hate us and attacked us, so, why do we help rebels who have fighters from Bin Laden's gang

    March 26, 2011 at 9:20 pm |
  92. annoyed

    The President addressed the Libya issue in his weekly address today, so in theory this article should have been pulled from the website already. Guess our discussion is proving to be so entertaining to CNN that they've let us continue way past curfew. LOL

    March 26, 2011 at 9:58 pm |
  93. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @descardao, How old are you? If you aren't 63 years old, you can just shut the front door! OK? Unread and obedient, huh? Well you may have a point! Where did you come from with a name like that?!? I may have missed reading the sign sitting on TRUMANS' desk, but I certainly never heard him say those words to the people! I was a new born baby in 1948, so OBVIOUSLY I didn't hear those words 'uttered' from his mouth! Now as far as me being an unread OBAMATRON dufus, OK! I'LL take that coming from a REPUGNANT!

    March 26, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  94. Liz Carter in Georgia

    I, like my 94 year old mother, who is and was a self accomplished historian of NATIVE AMERICAN, BLACK AMERICAN, and WHITE AMERICAN HISTORY pride ourselves on being very well read in those areas. She also taught me how to be an AMERICAN political watcher and enthusiast from age 10! We were watching and reading about politics at age 10! I was the oldest of 4. We were literally forced to watch and learn to comprehend the essence of beauracracy and media lies as children! My mother taught us WELL! I'm no FOOL!

    March 26, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  95. annoyed

    @Liz: don't let desperado whatever push your buttons. Some people have to put others down because they feel unnoticed and unappreciated, and they think that by trying to diminish your value will somehow increase theirs.
    @Jay: you're right that Democrats wanted Dubya's blood. Republicans wanted Clinton's. Dems wanted Reagan's. Repubs wanted Carter's. Dems wanted Nixon's. And so on and so on... Just another day in the life of America. We never learn to be civil toward one another. Why is that, I wonder?

    March 26, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
    • jack25

      Hey...6 1/2 more years Obama 2012

      March 27, 2011 at 2:39 am |
  96. NNergy

    If Egypt, Libya, Syria & other countries in the Middle East will have leaders with extremist idologies, then Israel and US will be in BIG trouble. Israel will not have a chance to co-exist with the Islamic World & US will be buying $1000/barrell of oil. Coordinated chaos is a trademark of Al Queda....It appears that Middle East chaos has been coordinated by Islamic extremist hiding behind unhappy citizens...

    March 27, 2011 at 5:52 am |
  97. buster

    I think Obama made a big mistake. he does not know what he is doing . This country is falling apart. Since he got in office, he has made it worse. I'm black and i dont like him. I think he is the AntiChrist. He has not done anything since he has gotten in office . He is stupid

    March 27, 2011 at 8:32 am |
  98. CharlieSeattle

    OBAMA'S ADDRESS TO THE NATION HAS BEEN LEAKED! Read it here first!

    My fellow Americans. The conditions that exist in Egypt were resolved by the Egyptians themselves peacefully. Thus, UN and Nato was not called for.

    However the violent reaction by the Gadhafi regime against its own people that required UN and Nato actions is being repeated thoughout the Middle East and elsewhere around the globe.

    Therefore, on April 1st, UN and Nato forces will bomb Scott Walker in Wisconsin, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Yemen.

    China, North Korea and Iran to follow after we reload.

    Let me me clear on one point. No American forces will be used on the ground. We look to the ticked off chesse heads and the citizens of the other countries to take care of it themselves.

    Thank you and Allah be Praised.
    Good night.

    March 27, 2011 at 10:00 am |
  99. theresa marie

    THE BUCK STOPS HERE was Harry Trumans mantra. Obama is not the first to use it. Check your history book. If you made Obama keep his hands in his pockets during a speech he couldnt talk. I find his finger pointing innapropriate. Timothy Leary the LSD guru of the 60s was a prof at Harvard. Big deal. Obama thinks he is smarter than all. Arrogant yes, smarter no. What if he put as much time into the ecomony and jobs that people want, instead of his ration health care mess. HE DOESNT LISTEN TO PEOPLE!!

    March 27, 2011 at 10:07 am |
  100. lefty avenger

    Obama is a war monger just like Bush. Plenty of money for war and no money for universal health care and education. I've never seen such fake Change in my life. Bush was the worst president in our history and Obama is the runner up(soon to catch up).

    March 27, 2011 at 10:19 am |
  101. James

    Maybe I am just stuck on small details here, but wasn’t Obama supposed to close GITMO, bring our soldiers home, and reduce military spending? Did I miss something?

    March 27, 2011 at 11:05 am |
  102. JT

    Nice of him to talk to us after the fact. I guess he was waiting for positive news from Libya before he spoke to the American people regarding what his aims in Libya were. Let's hope the rebels don't suffer any major defeats before his air time tomorrow.

    JT
    http://www.alittleleftofright.com

    March 27, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
  103. The King

    First, the right wing trogladytes accused him of "dithereing", then after he attacked they whined about "not being consulted". After he explains the mission tomorrow, they'll say "what is he doing revealing our strategy". Corporate Ameria is so consumed with hatred toward the President, they have their wind up GOP politicians marching in circles espousing nonsense in a frantic effort to undermine our country. "You're with us or against us" Remember that one? Guess not.

    March 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Barry broke the law, he will be impeached.

      March 28, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
  104. tomsinex

    Ya that right dont talk to us today take time to have some one write you what he or she thinks the america people is going to want to hear.cant wait untill 2012 to get rid of your behind

    March 27, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
  105. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @Libertys Rest Blog; Did IRAQ attack us? BUSH used military force against that country? They couldn't even claim they were looking for BIN LADEN in IRAQ! @Gary Davis, that is the truth. I've been preaching that ever since the man started running for president. Most of these ongoing tirades; perpetual whining and screaming is because he's an INTELLIGENT black man, and they don't want that! Racists have always hated a black man or woman who could read, write, articulate a sentence and count 1 2 3! ELITIST!!!

    March 28, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
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