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BTL:Obama Fails to Answer Key Questions on U.S.-Libya Intervention End Game

Interview with Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies , conducted by Scott Harris
Obama Fails to Answer Key Questions on U.S.-Libya Intervention End Game

Interview with Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies , conducted by Scott Harris

Nine days after ordering the Pentagon to launch attacks on Moammar Gadhafi's air defenses and ground troops, along with an international coalition, President Obama delivered a nationally televised speech designed to defend that decision. In his March 28th address at the National Defense University, Obama justified the U.S. intervention in Libya by maintaining that the rebel-held city of Benghazi was on the brink of a humanitarian disaster, with Gadhafi's forces closing in, and the likelihood of a bloodbath. He also told Americans that the multinational effort he had organized was needed in Libya to avoid a repetition of the nation's costly war in Iraq. The president also pledged that NATO, of which the U.S. is the most important member, will take over leading enforcement of the U.N. mandated no-fly zone over Libya. Story continues

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