statements on libya (saturday)

President Barack Obama works on his statement concerning the situation in Libya with, from left, Chief of Staff Bill Daley, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communication Ben Rhodes, in Brasilia, Brazil, March 19, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Statement later in the day:

24 Responses to “statements on libya (saturday)”

  1. 1 Shirley
    March 19, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Ok, I’m listening 🙂

  2. 2 WalkingOnSunshine
    March 19, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Tuning in

  3. 3 Shirley
    March 19, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I like President’s message, saying that we’re acting on behalf of the World. and that this was not his first decision to take military action. President explained the actions Clearly. I’m proud of you, President Obama, very proud of you and your actions, and the very careful way you are handling things. I support you President Obama 🙂

  4. 4 Fred
    March 19, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    President Obama was on target with his brief message

    Listening to that lady commenting on MSNBC asking how we can appear a coalition and Jonathan Altman has to remind her that the Arab League is in it too and she’s still not satisfied 🙄

    does she need to see more from the Arab League get on their camels with their sabres and head towards Libya to be satisfied? 🙄 😆

  5. 5 EDP4BHO
    March 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Haven’t watched yet the videos but listening to my local talk radio hosts discussing the President’s haters. Simply they said that people are just jealous that he has broken all the old stereotypes this country has had about black people, and that it isn’t simply racism. Also, that they have no one to run against him with the heart, strength, intelligence and drive (I’m paraphrasing here) that POTUS has. I just wanted to send some positivity to all of you dear supporters. We indeed have a real winner in President Obama, and he was exactly born to be president at this time in our lives. Peace all.

    • 6 Proud of Obama
      March 19, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      Oh yes he was. Over in Brazil; one minute giving a speech before CEOs. Next minute briefing the press on the Libya situation. The stupid republicans can’t even get a bill passed in their own country. How the heck would any of them do what PBO is doing?

      President Obama is kicking azzz as president. And looking damn good doing it. I support my president 1000 percent.

    • 7 Audrey
      March 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      Thanks for the update EDP4PBO! It is good to hear there are still any radio talk persons out there with the balls to speak the truth and support this spectacular President of ours. It is heartening!

  6. 8 cat48
    March 19, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I sent contessa brewer “two sternly worded tweets” Told her NOT opinion; FACTS, or find a news anchor fillin.

    I read this a.m. the Military/Pentagon has butthurt b/c they didn’t want to do this mission. I guess maybe Muslims/Arabs aren’t worth saving unless there us something in it for the US and there is not. Just humanitarian which is a good reason to us the War Machine, I think.

    • 9 Proud of Obama
      March 19, 2011 at 4:45 pm

      Too bad about the military. PBO is CIC. He gives the orders. Some democrat (I forget who) was on MSNBC saying PBO should have gone before congress before doing this. But everyone says he didn’t have to that it’s perfectly legal and within his power as CIC to call this shot. See they’re all just pissed because PBO gets his info, studies all sides and outcomes and makes the decision HE thinks is best. Unlike Bush, the military cannot control President Obama and they hate it.

      • 10 Theo67
        March 19, 2011 at 5:03 pm

        Congress can’t even figure out what day to work – why should we care what Congress has to say about important matters like people’s lives? It’s the same nonsense with Chris Hayes yesterday covering for Rachel Maddow who couldn’t somehow grasp the message the President was conveying, even though it was very clear. It’s not our fault if the media has been more interested in Charlie Sheen’s ramblings, instead of monitoring and communicating events around the world.

      • 12 majii
        March 19, 2011 at 6:40 pm

        In 1973 Congress passed the War Powers Act to reign in the power of the president to deploy troops for any length of time he so desires. Under the WPA, he has to brief Congress every 60 days and ask for an extension of time in order to keep the troops in a particular place. Congress will have its turn at helping to make a decision about military’s role in Libya, but the president has the upper hand at this point.

  7. 14 Audrey
    March 19, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Thank you President Obama, for your leadership, dignity, grace, decency, brilliance and for being a most superior man who still won’t rub it in other peoples faces even when they keep asking for it!

  8. 15 Jessica
    March 19, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    This dude needs to go down, either with a white flag or in flames. Whichever he chooses.

  9. 17 barb
    March 19, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Everyone in DC esp. Congress can’t figure our President out. He can do more things at one time than they can imagine. Libya, Japan, Brazil. Since when have we in our lifetime had a POTUS who can organize his Cabinet, etc to function in a most productive way. The MSM will never get it because they don’t have the background or desire to actually inform themselves before they rattle off their ignorance. It is true the Republicans don’t have one person who can run against him in 2012. Slowly, some people are finally figuring him out, that he listens to all sides respectfully and then makes him own decision. I love,love,love this man.

    • 18 barb
      March 19, 2011 at 6:52 pm

      Sorry for the typo………”his” own decision. In the future I am going to ignore them and save space. When you see one just say, “There she goes again”.

      • 19 V C prezOfan2
        March 19, 2011 at 7:20 pm

        More often than not mistakes go unnoticed until the correction is made. 😉 Most people tend to read for sense, I think. Plus we’re usually going so quickly that there’s no time to notice this stuff, until the writer draws attention to it. 🙂

  10. 21 Debra
    March 19, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    General Stanley Clark was on CNN and said the coalition was artfully done. I can not imagine another President then President Obama in the Whitehouse at this time in history.

  11. 22 Proud of Obama
    March 19, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    “Artfully done.” Very apt description. That’s how PBO does everything.

  12. 23 Sonjia Duncan
    March 19, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    “Artfully done.” I am going to use that. I like that very much. I can’t say this too much, after 8 years of President Bush and company, God has blessed us with President Obama.

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