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Bishop Statement on President Obama’s Speech on Libya

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, released the following statement after President Barack Obama delivered a speech to the nation on Libya.

“Tonight President Obama offered a clear explanation of why military action in Libya was essential. I support the President for taking action to prevent a humanitarian crisis, and I applaud our servicemembers who put themselves in harms way to carry out this mission. An international coalition including the United States, NATO and the Arab League all agreed that we could not sit on our hands while Qaddafi massacred his own people, and I am glad that this mission has been successful.

“NATO has already taken over responsibility for enforcing the ‘no fly zone,’ and I am pleased that the U.S. will hand over responsibility for protecting the Libyan people to NATO on Wednesday. I hope that President Obama will continue to consult and inform Congress as the mission in Libya progresses.”

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  1. Mike Sabot says:

    Clear explanation? Only a politician would say that.

  2. Truth B Known says:

    Do the people who are fighting these wars for us get a say in what is going on?They put there lives on the line for us everyday.Then when some come home,they get shuned by there jobs they had to leave to fight for us.And Govt. thinks this is ok.Bull.Give something to these men and women.RESPECT would be a good start.Then dont fight with them when they come home and need us.That is so wrong.God Bless All of You for protecting us,and fighting for us to keep our Rights and Freedom.If i could i would give you my life for what you have done for me.But i think we need to start thinking about the USA.We are broke.We cant help everyone.And ask yourself this,would some of them help us?

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