Last night, President Obama gave his address speech from Washington DC concerning the current situation in Libya. As you may know, the United States, along with other countries across the world, including France, began air raids on Libya on March 19. Many have called the President’s decision to send U.S. forces to Libya an over extension of his power (some have even mentioned impeachment).
But last night, the President presented the reasoning behind the military action, stating that because Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and his forces have brutally targeted, oppressed, and killed hundreds of the innocent, the United Nations came together for a resolution to protect the people. The President and many political analysts have emphasized continuously that the United States is not going it alone in Libya (like Iraq or Afghanistan), but is instead a part of a coalition of countries that are trying to remove Gadhafi from power.
Watch and listen to the President’s full comments on Libya above.