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Obama Says Gadhafi Is Feeling Pressure to Leave

Friday, 15 Apr 2011 05:10 PM

 

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CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama says a military stalemate exists on the ground in Libya, but the United States and NATO have averted a "wholesale slaughter" and Moammar Gadhafi is under increasing pressure to leave.

Obama tells The Associated Press he doesn't see a need to resume direct U.S. participation in enforcing the no-fly zone, saying it's assisting with intelligence, jamming and refueling. He acknowledges there's essentially a stalemate there, but adds that the NATO operation is less than a month old.

Obama says Gadhafi is "getting squeezed in all different kinds of ways," asserting he's running out of money and supplies. The president also says he's confident that Gadhafi ultimately will be forced to surrender power and that there's no need for a change in U.S. policy at this time.

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