Erica Hill (’98), co-host of CBS’ The Early Show, interviewed President Barack Obama on March 29, 2011, to find out how the US plans to diplomatically handle the no-fly zone over Libya:

“I think it’s too early to tell what’s gonna happen,” the president said. “Here’s what we do know. Because of our intervention—probably thousands of lives have been saved. Qaddafi’s forces have been greatly degraded, so he can do a lot less damage, a lot less harm inside of Libya. We’ve been able to set up a no fly zone that assures that he’s not using his air power against his own people. … So the noose has tightened around him. And it—we are now gonna be moving into a phase where having maintained the no fly zone, continuing to protect the Libyan people—we’ve gotta ratchet up our diplomatic and our political pressure on him. … so that at some point—he makes a decision to leave.”

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