Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today regarding the ongoing U.S. military action in Libya:
“Acting upon the United Nations Security Council's resolution to use ‘all measures necessary’ to protect the Libyan people and the Arab League's call for a no-fly-zone, the United States joined the international community in preventing an imminent humanitarian crisis in Libya.
“Actions taken by the international community have already prevented Qaddafi from implementing his threat to ‘show no mercy’ to his own people, including those living in the city of Benghazi.
“Decisions made in the days ahead are strengthened by our NATO partners’ participation. U.S. participation is strengthened by the President's continued consultation with Congress.”