Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens died in an attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya after protests broke out there and in Cairo. Three other American diplomatic staff members were also killed. President Obama strongly condemned the attack earlier this morning.
Libyan rebels believe their struggle against Moammar Gadhafi is gaining momentum and that the dictator’s fall from power is impending, after the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for his arrest yesterday. And today, there’s further pressure on the dictator, as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee meets to consider a bill by Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and John McCain (R-AZ) that would authorize a Libya intervention. Kerry says the resolution is not a "blank check" because it limits the use of U.S. forces, disallows ground troops, and expires in one year.