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March 28th, 2011
08:47 AM ET

What does Obama need to say to the nation Monday?

President Obama is slated to address the nation Monday night at 7:30ET regarding military operations in Libya. It is expected that the president will talk about what has been accomplished thus far in Operation Odyssey Dawn, as well as what steps might be next.

Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Nick Ragone, author of "Presidential Leadership" discuss President Obama's speech.


Filed under: Libya • World
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. slider

    He has given us hope and change. I think he should tell the nation that he is going to go to Lybia and give them hope and change. Hopefully he will stay over there permanently.

    March 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm |
  2. Greg Van Hee

    Regarding Libya, the President should say he handled the problem just right. He did not act rashly or precipitously to draw us into a unilateral disaster like Iraq that cost us 9-10 billion dollars a month for years and still is. Nor did he wait for the inevitable gridlock that would have happened by taking it to Congress, causing a political rhubarb that could have lasted for months and resulted in the slaughter and defeat of the rebel forces and the ensuing deaths of many more thousands of innocent Libyans.

    March 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
  3. Charles Penoi

    Events have been happening inside the time frame of media comment. CNN editorial commentators are trying to stuff the Libya story into a frame that it never fit. When events follow their own course and the frame they applied obviously does not fit, they get a bit rattled. Their primary reaction is irritation. The President will not address expectations that were placed on this engagement that never fit. He will say that they did what they set out to do – which they have.

    March 28, 2011 at 11:13 am |