In last night's televised address to the nation, President Obama said Moammar Gadhafi threatened a "massacre" in rebel-held Benghazi that would have "stained the conscience of the world." He said the US had a "unique ability to stop the violence… an international mandate…and a plea for help from the Libyan people themselves…"
Obama, Libya's Gadhafi and America's Use of Force
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Charles Kupchan - Council on Foreign Relations / Georgetown University - @CFR_org, Salem Elhassi - Libyan opposition, Laura Rozen - Al-Monitor - @lrozen, Michael Hirsh - Politico Magazine - @michaelphirsh, Scott Althaus - University of Illinois