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'I have absolutely no doubt that we will be able to transfer control of this operation to an international coalition,' President Obama said Tuesday.
Obama's marks for his handling of Libya come despite criticism from the left, right and abroad that he waited too long to act against the Gadhafi regime, and that once he did, the mission was not as defined as he promised it would be.
President Obama called Christopher a "skilled diplomat, a steadfast public servant and a faithful American." Christopher also served as a senior adviser to Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign.
The president is seeking to strengthen economic ties with the region's growing economies, especially Brazil.
The president warns the Libyan leader that 'the international community will impose consequences' if he fails to order a cease-fire and comply with a U.N. Security Council resolution.
Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, plans to meet with Israel's conservative prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu.
Clinton made it perfectly clear once again: She's through with politics after next year and intends to return to private life.
In contrast to a CNN poll released earlier Tuesday, a survey by the Pew Research Center found Americans split on whether the U.S. should join in enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya. The CNN poll said a majority supported doing so.
A majority of those surveyed in a CNN/Opinion Research poll would also send arms and supplies to the rebels. But there is strong opposition to the U.S. getting involved in air attacks on Gadhafi forces, or introducing ground troops.
Next thing you know they'll be asking for human rights. Talk about a can of worms!
"We've been having this conversation for nearly four decades now." Vowing not to hand reform off to the next administration, Obama said, "I think the American people are tired of that. They're tired of talk."
The president on Friday offered assistance to Prime Minister Naoto Kan and said the U.S. is "ready to help the Japanese people in this time of great trial."
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