Obama: Message clear, Gaddafi must go
Washington - US President Barack Obama says Libya's Muammar Gaddafi has lost his legitimacy to lead and must leave.
The president said violence must end in Libya, where Gadhafi is violently attempting to put down an uprising.
Obama's comments on Thursday at a joint news conference with Mexico's president were the first time Obama had appeared in person to call for Gaddafii to leave.
Obama also said he was directing humanitarian assistance to the Libyan border.
And he said he had approved the use of military aircraft to help get Egyptians who had fled the uprising there back home.