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White House: We Must Answer Libya Questions

Monday, 06 Jun 2011 06:17 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Congress has the right to ask questions about the U.S. objective in Libya and administration officials have an obligation to answer them.

However, White House spokesman Jay Carney wouldn't say whether officials will specifically answer the questions posed by lawmakers in a resolution the House passed last week. The non-binding measure demanded answers on the cost and objectives of the Libya mission within 14 days.

The White House says the resolution was unhelpful and unnecessary because officials are already answering questions in consultations with lawmakers.

The House resolution chastised President Barack Obama for failing to provide a "compelling rationale" for the Libyan mission. Forty-five Democrats joined the Republican majority in passing the resolution.

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