March 2nd, 2011
09:42 PM ET

Inside the Fight for Libya: Join the Live Chat

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A day of battles in Libya. Government forces tried to retake a strategic oil rich city. The opposition held onto the city. We'll talk with CNN's Ben Wedeman who escaped one battle with opposition forces after bombs fell from Libyan Air Force jets.  We'll also hear from CNN's Nic Robertson who was at a rambling two-and-half speech by Moammar Gadhafi. And, Anderson will speak with a Libyan government spokesman to see how the regime's message matches up against the facts.

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Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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soundoff (276 Responses)
  1. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Good night Emily, Mike, Nicole, Nancy in Oregon, Starr, Casey, and Megan.

    March 2, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Bernard

    We are pleading to our government to stand up and back the opposition. Let's give them legitimacy too by interviewing them. Give the face time so our can stop looking at them as a bunch of opportunist. I am sure amongst them the leader had emerged.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Stay safe Ben, Nic, and Ivan! We appreciate the risks you have taken to bring us these reports.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone!

    March 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Carolyn

    Anderson Cooper and AC360° Team... thank you for "Keeping Them Honest"... Good Night!!

    March 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Chi

    Gadhafi and the spokesman are two men with one voice. Glad you don't air Gadhafi's speech. Cut it! Save time! And pls do sth more to save lives there.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Carolyn

    Be safe CNN Team in Libya!!

    March 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    About this church, how do they learn that someone is gay when they plan to attack one of these funerals? This is a whole lot of effort spent on hating individuals as opposed to teaching people in the congregation (randomly speaking) Christian values.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Emmanual

    So called practicing Muslim and Libyan head Mr. M.Gadaffi,screaming and blaming the western countries during his last UN submit speech and the other hand looting his own countries assets for 40 years and accumulating more than 30 billion dollars in his family lockers.
    The world leaders should remove their political masks and try to see through, common individuals eyes to visualize proper justice to Libya.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Lori

    Good night Anderson and Everyone! Sweet dreams.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Jo Ann, Ohio

    In my opinion, the members of the Westboro Baptist Church are terrorists.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Nina

    Good Night Anderson Cooper

    Good program and information

    Qaddafi and Christie have a lot in common. Both are delusional!

    My prayers are to all the Libyan people

    March 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Michael Armstrong Sr. Tx.

    The people of Lybia asked us for help so what are we going to do this situation is not one that can wait Mr. Obama .

    March 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Good night AC360 Team and fellow bloggers.
    Great show tonight Anderson.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  15. Bina

    I'm getting tired of hearing about sheen

    March 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  16. Patricia

    Another interesting hour, very informative. Once again I am disappointed in our European cousins and their inaction. Since most of their oil comes from the Middle East, unlike us, they should be more involved in what is going on.

    Good night everyone. Thank you Anderson, CNN and it's fantastic reporters and analysts.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  17. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you Anderson & Team 360 for staying with the story of Lybia – the lies grow more comples everyday.

    Good night fellow writers, i love this blog!

    I wish everyone a safe & peaceful day tomorrow.

    I'm personally disappointed about the Westboro Church, but free speech is free speech. Hopefully, some other way can be found to deal with them (lawfully).

    March 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  18. Karen, MN

    Good night!

    March 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  19. Lori

    Charlie Sheen is in terrible trouble.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  20. lisal -canada

    just can't get into the ipads

    March 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  21. Carolyn

    Okay this so called Church is so wrong... I know, free speech... but still?????

    March 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  22. Janis

    I understand the Supreme Court's decision. I don't understand the subject that caused the decision. Social morality and that church don't go together.

    I did hear that any municipality can ban that kind of demonstration – I guess the ball is back in the local court – so to speak. Viet Nam vets will take care of their own. They'll shield the funerals – love them – America's great veterans.

    Good night all. Stay strong Libya.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  23. Brian Palen

    Can I ask any Arabs here how would you feel if America helped these people?As a person that believes that we should use force to stop this person from futher bloodshead but not want to look bad in the Arab world.I believe a coalition or Middle East countries with American help could get this guy from power and give the country to the people.They want change and multiple nations,not only us can make this right.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  24. Karen, MN

    Charile Sheen needs help. I'm divorce and would really struggle with my children being in that environment.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  25. Sue R. Canton MI.

    So sorry to hear about this mans brother. He died fighting for a cause that he believed in. It was sad hearing his story. I pray for the safety of the Libyan protesters.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  26. Lori

    Protest at funerals are a terrible idea.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
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