31 Mar '11, 3am

Obama confident Kadhafi will step down - Channel News Asia /@FLASH_NEWS

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama said he is confident that Muammar al-Gaddafi will "ultimately" step down, as a new poll on Wednesday found nearly half of Americans were opposed to US military involvement in Libya. Obama warned on Tuesday he had not ruled out supplying arms to rebels seeking to oust him, and said the "noose is tightening" around the Libyan strongman. He also noted, however, that it did not appear yet that Gaddafi was seeking to negotiate an exit from Libya, despite a fierce bombardment of his forces by an international coalition. The Quinnipiac University survey found most voters were confident the US mission to shield civilians from Gaddafi could succeed, though there was an undercurrent of concern about a long engagement, with 47 to 41 per cent opposed to US involvement in Libya. The president gave interviews to three network television news shows as p...

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