Clyburn Statement on President's National Address on Libya

Mar 28, 2011 Issues: Defense and National Security, Foreign Affairs

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s nationally televised address on the military mission in Libya.

“President Obama made clear tonight that he acted in America’s values and interest and effectively led a limited and international effort supported by the Libyan opposition and the Arab league to do what he said we would do—stop Moammar Qaddafi’s deadly advance on his own people. As a result, thousands of lives have been saved. We salute the excellence and service of our brave men and women in uniform in this effort. I am pleased to see a swift transition to a broader, NATO-based coalition and I continue to pray for our military and their families serving this mission and others around the world.”