President Obama's Libya Straightjacket

President Obama's Libya Straightjacket

Mr. Obama followed European leaders in declaring that Mr. Gaddafi must be removed from power; a White House account of his telephone call Tuesday with British Prime Minister David Cameron said "the common objective in Libya must be an immediate end to brutality and violence [and] the departure of Gaddafi from power as quickly as possible." At the same time aU.N. Security Council resolution passed on Feb. 26 referred Mr. Gaddafi to the International Criminal Court for prosecution, meaning that he is likely to be subject to arrest if he leaves Libya.

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