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Obama: Message clear, Gaddafi must go

2011-03-03 21:18

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.

Comments
  • brett.macdonald1 - 2011-03-03 21:34

    How funny! After a period of silence after Wikileaks, he has an opportunity to get his voice back!

  • JoggieRSA@24.com - 2011-03-03 21:35

    So Obama? When you are done "Helping" that side... How about Zimbabwe?

      NO-BULL - 2011-03-04 10:17

      ...then us, maybe?

  • Shane - 2011-03-03 21:54

    who is obama ? what gives him the right to say ghadffi must go ?. some one need to teach them a lesson . obviously 9/11 was not good enough . perhaps ther us need another one .obama crawl back into the hole you got out of .

      Ingwe - 2011-03-03 22:05

      Maybe you should try and write in English before you comment, you really are a grade 1 idiot.

      slg - 2011-03-04 06:38

      Geez, where have you been? Every clear thinking human being alive today has the right, the duty, to demand that Gadhafi step down. He is a murderous, delusional dictator who has hijacked Libya's resources for his own narrow, narcissistic ambitions. He is a dangerous man and should be removed by force, if necessary.

      nduk'zempi - 2011-03-04 09:11

      Shane go and do the 9/11 in the US,I hope they catch u and send u to Guantanamo Bay,then u will know if 9/11 was good enough or not.U little idiot.

  • R.Suppards - 2011-03-03 21:58

    OK Barack, you go and take his chemical warfare weapons away from him whilst his ersrwhile subjects choke to death. And while you're about it, please give the AU a wake up, after all it's we South African taxpayers that is bankrolling this septic circus.

  • mwfrater - 2011-03-03 22:14

    OIL

      slg - 2011-03-04 06:38

      STUPID

  • Moeketsi - 2011-03-03 22:26

    From 1969 to date.No elections.42 years of dictatorial rule of Colonel Gaddafi military junta.Le a nyela he must go.

  • LoveJesus - 2011-03-04 08:21

    We know that Obama is a devout muslem, but is he part of the muslem brotherhood? It seems to me, he is overseeing the plans to take the middle east for the muslem brotherhood! We must pray for Israel and the people who gave us the Bible, the OT and the NT!

      slg - 2011-03-04 08:43

      This is crazy-speak!

      Ingwe - 2011-03-04 08:50

      Love Jesus what a load of drivel

      nduk'zempi - 2011-03-04 09:13

      crawl back to ur slimy abode u single celled brainless mampara

      Kevin Rack - 2011-03-04 09:32

      Must be one of those dumb republicans or those zealot evangelicals screwing up Uganda.

  • khinki - 2011-03-04 09:26

    Some of just just talk for the sake of it, u talk as if you not human beings, ppl have been killed, some of them dont have fathers anymore and you busy with yo politics. Any human being who knows the real meaning of being a human being has a right to intervene, doesnt matter if it's Obama, Zuma etc.Put yoself in someone shoes, someone who is in pain for no keeping silence anymo because of oppresion, then end up being killed. you'll know what im talking about. Next time if you dont know what to say, keep shush

  • yasbb - 2011-03-04 09:57

    I have no love for Gaddafi...not by a long shot, but I do believe the US have alterior motives.Yes I agree, the people there do need assistance...no doubt, however why is America suddenly jumping in. Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe is just as psycho...OH WAIT...Zimbabwe has no OIL!!! Honestly...I feel for the people in Libya, and pray this tyrant's reign comes to an end...hopefully not by the hands of the Americans. C'mon African leaders...step up!!!

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