President Obama Subtly Shifts NATO Aims in Libya

Friday, May 27, 2011

US President Barack Obama is applauded as he delivers a speech at the British parliament in London, on May 25, 2011. (Jeff Mitchell/AFP/Getty)

President Obama made a subtle, rhetorical shift in his Libya policy on Wednesday in London. After nearly three months of stating that U.S. priorities were to protect civilians from massacres, The President now says the goal is to make sure that the Libyan people will be "finally free of 40 years of tyranny,” at the hands of Col. Moammar Gadhafi. The President spoke to British Parliament at Westminster Hall, and in a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron. For more on what this means for transatlantic relations, we turn to David Sanger, Chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times.


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