Truth or Consequences?
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s message on Libya’s ceasefire declaration was basically: she’ll believe it when she sees it.
“We are going to be not responsive or impressed by words. We would have to see actions on the ground. And that is not yet at all clear,” she said.
President Barack Obama put it in starker terms: “Muammar Gaddafi has a choice.”
The Libyan government must comply with the U.N. resolution or face the repercussions, Obama said. “Let me be clear, these terms are not negotiable.”
And if Gaddafi doesn’t comply? “The international community will impose consequences, and the resolution will be enforced through military action,” Obama said.