Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Obama and Cameron: NATO Will Oust Gadhafi

Libyan rebels clashed today with Sudanese mercenaries hired by Moammar Gadhafi while a continent away President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron predicted a newly restored vivace strike tempo in Libya by NATO warplanes would force Moammar Gadhadi to step down.

"Gadhafi and his regime need to understand that there will not be a let-up in the pressure that we are applying," Obama said after a pow wow with Cameron in London.

"I believe that we have built enough momentum that as long as we sustain the course we're on, he will step down," Obama insisted.

A day after NATO significantly increased its strikes on Gadhafi and his forces, Cameron chimed in that the two leaders agreed NATO and it's allies need to "be turning up the heat in Libya."

"It is impossible to imagine a future for Libya with Gadhafi still in power. He must go," Cameron said.

Gadhafi government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim fired back a spitball at the U.S. and British leaders, snapping back that "Gadhafi's destiny, Gadhafi's future, is for the Libyan nation to decide."

The war of words came as Libyan rebels attacked and captured fortified Sudanese mercenaries near the southeast desert oasis Kufra. It was not the first time paid Sudanese fighters have been captured along Libya's southern tier.

The war to overturn Gadhafi and his dwindling war machine will be front and center tomorrow when world leaders gather for the Group of Eight summit in France.

"The President and I are agreed we will stand with those who work for freedom," Cameron said. "This is the message we'll take to the (G-8) tomorrow when we push for a major program of economic and political support for those countries seeking reform."

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