President Obama will make a statement on the situation in Lybia – his first in person and just on Lybia – at 5:15 at the White House.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today the White House is considering sanctions and other options as the regime shoots its citizens. There are many options Obama can and should take to prevent the incipient genocide that is occurring in Libya.
But Carney also said this:
We are not dictating outcomes and we are not telling the people of any country who their leader should be or should not be. That is up for the people of Libya to decide, just as it is up for the people of Egypt to decide.
Well, this raises a question. If the people have decided, and they are being shot for it, are we therefore required to intervene – at least indirectly – to ensure that the people have their say?