>Libya Protests: Obama Says Muammar Gaddafi Must 'Leave Now'   1 comment

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The leader de facto of Libya, Muammar al-Gaddafi.Image via WikipediaLibya Protests: Obama Says Muammar Gaddafi Must ‘Leave Now’

Muammar Gaddafi
WASHINGTON — Ratcheting up the pressure, President Barack Obama on Saturday said Moammar Gadhafi has lost his legitimacy to rule and urged the Libyan leader to leave power immediately.

It was the first time Obama has called for Gadhafi to step down, coming after days of bloodshed in Libya. Gadhafi has vowed to fight to the end to keep his four-decade grip on power in the North African country.
“When a leader’s only means of staying in power is to use mass violence against his own people, he has lost the legitimacy to rule and needs to do what is right for his country by leaving now,” the White House said in a statement, summarizing Obama’s telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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