Published On: Thu, Feb 24th, 2011

Obama and Clinton: US preparing a ‘full range of options’ on dealing with Libya

With Libyan madman, Colonel Moammar Gaddafi, killing 100s if not 1000s of his people, the Obama administration is looking at a variety of options to respond and condemn the Gadhafi regime’s “outrageous and unacceptable” suppression of its citizens’ rights.

Gadhafi also spoke of blowing up oil pipelines and blaming the violence in Libya on young people, who he said are “taking some sort of pills and being exploited by Osama bin Laden.”

With Gadhafi showing no sign of changing his tune, President Obama is sending Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Europe seeking cooperation with our allies.

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Mr. Obama said publically, “Like all governments, the Libyan government has a responsibility to refrain from violence, to allow humanitarian assistance to reach those in need, and respect the rights of its people. It must be held accountable for its failure to meet those responsibilities, and face the costs of continued violations of human rights.”

Mrs. Clinton reiterated his words when speaking with Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota, whose government is the current president of the U.N. Security Council on a Libyan strategy. Clinton, rejecting criticisms that the administration has been timid in response to Gadhafi stated, “everything will be on the table”.

Everything includes military action. As one military official said that the Pentagon is looking at “all options” they can offer the US President.

The unidentified official said, “Our job is to give options from the military side and that is what we are thinking about now,” he said. “We will provide the president with options should he need them.”

According to a report in CNN, he cautioned against thinking the U.S. military “was about to storm the beaches” but he also declined to specifically rule out the use of military force.

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