Bill Clinton Endorses No-Fly Zone Over Libya
Former President Bill Clinton came out strongly in favor of the controversial military measure to help the Libyan rebels in their struggle to topple Muammar Gaddafi. "We have the planes to make an appropriate contribution to this," the 42nd president said at Newsweek and The Daily Beast's Women in the World summit. "I wouldn't do it if they hadn't asked," Clinton said, referring to anti-Gaddafi rebel leaders who have publicly and repeatedly requested the no-fly zone to stop bombardment from Gaddafi's air force. "We should do it."
Hillary Clinton Warns Against No-Fly Zone
Before a House Appropriations subcommittee, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reminded members of Congress that a no-fly zone didn't make the leaders of Iraq and Serbia step down. The only thing that seemed to work: putting troops on the ground.
Obama Skirts the Issue… Sort Of
President Obama doesn't seem to have his finger on the trigger for military intervention in Libya, but he continues to suggest that the U.S. and its NATO allies are still considering a military response—especially if there's a sudden escalation in violence.
Daley: Not a Game
On Meet the Press, White House Chief of Staff William Daley said that while a lot of people "throw around" the phrase "no-fly zone," few really know what it means. But is the president wary of military intervention in Libya? According to Daley, Obama knows it's a huge decision that America can't make without international support.
Kerry on Libyan No-Fly Zone
Is creating a no-fly zone over Libya the same as going to war? Sen. John Kerry told Face the Nation's Bob Schieffer that, unlike Bosnia and Iraq, actions against Libya will not be a "long-term thing" and U.S. action will only be in reaction to Gaddafi attacking civilians.
McCain to Obama: Get Tough on Libya
While Senator John McCain understands that the security of American citizens in Libya is a high priority, he has a message for the president: Get tough. On State of the Union, the senator spoke about the possibility of a military option in Libya, aside from the no-fly zone, and offered a subtle critique of the Obama administration's policy thus far. "Every place we go," he said, "they're looking to America for… ratification of the sacrifices they've made in the defense of democracy. America should lead."
No-Fly Zone Over Libya?
At Newsweek and The Daily Beast's second annual Women in the World summit Thursday, President Bill Clinton came out in favor of a no-fly zone over Libya. On Sunday, This Week debated whether President Obama is showing enough leadership on the topic.