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March 10th, 2011
09:45 PM ET

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The Libyan city of Zawiya has fallen, and Gadhafi's forces are trying to hide evidence of what went on there, while trying to hunt down those who fought them. You'll hear from the ITV News reporter who has that evidence. Plus, here at home, the latest development on the Wisconsin budget vote.

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  1. ron from pa

    Wesley Clark says that Iraq was a much more clear case of one that was worth defending.

    Clear case? Our politicians told us that Saddam Husein had weapons of mass destruction which proved to be utterly false beyond any doubt.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  2. cori-manitoba canada

    why doesn't any other gov step up to help other than the u.s.a...lets give the people something to fight back with a least..

    March 10, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  3. Nina

    General Wesley Clark comes from a very pragmatic place which is necessary in such an emotional and horrific situation.
    Thank you Anderson for having him on CNN. He brings much Military knowledge and complexities that citizens do not know.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  4. Sharon Hastings

    General Clark is right. A No Fly Zone won't solve everything over there. It won't stop tanks on the ground, heavy duty artillary, arms and ammunition. Then you're talking ground troops, lives lost, another war.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  5. v.gerrard

    The worlds biggest enemy is now fear. Because of the outcome of the forays into Iraq & Afghanistan the world is afraid to intervene in Libya against mad-hatter Gaddafi because of fear of the worldwide Arab response. Sad we now fear, fear, more than we value life.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  6. Ibrahim Serter

    I am just speachless....Whole World is Silent...There is no word to express my anger....Lunetic Maniac re-visited arab Hitler Qaddafi is killing by thousands and world is silent....shame on us....We never forget Anderson fight for freedom justice and liberty....

    March 10, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  7. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    @Emily @Megan He is playing everyone and murdering! I cringe to think that we educated his sons. One at Harvard! I think we should be accountable for that.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  8. Cessy - Chicago

    I hope Hillary Clinton will work her magic! This must be stopped! Lots of people are getting killed, children especially!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  9. Lori

    We really should be doing more to help Libya.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  10. Chi

    @Betty Ann 10:36 Yep. Why has President Obama had any further decisions?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  11. Mrs.N.Mohamed

    @ Emily
    you know what this crazy man wont let them go to such city when he is murdering people. he just let some teams to go to that hotel where the press are so they can not see situation you know BBC reporty were arrested because they want to see the truth. Just a hint about this crazy man he invited the press to see the " suger coated face of tripoli" you know the hotel were they live now is out of reach of 95% of people in Libya we can not even drink coffe because its super expensive. but he wont let press go out to see the truth

    March 10, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  12. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Betty,
    Nope, He can't win all take over his country...... YIKES! Yes, Our president Obama really disappointed too..... I agree.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  13. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    @Megan hello / Gadhafi is a sick, sick man. This is ridiculous to see people treated like rabid dogs. Overwheling really

    March 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  14. khaled arizona

    Anderson,

    This is not a civil war. these are people who came out in pieceful protest and was shoot at and killed. those are not rebels these are civilians....!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  15. David Mogilefsky

    I was against taking action, but now it is looking like genocide and war crimes. It would probably be best for NATO to use its assets to just put a stop to this ASAP. Everyone can just hold their positions.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  16. dave

    if this was ronald reagen times this wouldnt be going on the nato and the UN are a wast of tax payers money we have unmaned air craft that can do the job of bombs on his military planes can be crushed.we have a plane that cannt be picked up on radar use them we payed for them lets just help the upcomming kids.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  17. Emily

    Has The Arab League said "Anything" yet?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  18. Helle Frydendall

    I don't understand why it's not possible for the UN or some other human rights organization, to make an arrest of Gadhafi and the people sorrounding him. It should be possible to report a leader of a country, on the same terms as you report a violent assault in any country. When the claims are substantial, a person can be arrested while the case is being investigated. I can't watch this going on anymore.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  19. Janis

    I agree with the professor.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  20. Patricia

    Tell friend from foe ? Puhleezeee ! The guys with the army uniforms are the bad guys and the guys wearing blue jeans and ragged clothes are the freedom fighters.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  21. Cessy - Chicago

    General Wesley Clark.... I like seeing him given his insight on this issue... Bring the General and the Admiral from yesterday back, AC! These are the experts!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  22. Nina

    @ Jim and David
    'I have the utmost respect for CNN's crews. They are braver than armed troops.'
    I agree. To be in a war torn area without any firepower except for your camera is very courageous.

    David
    'What is the US and nato waiting for to help the libyan people? For all of them to be dead. Wake Up people'
    The No fly zone seems not to be all that helpful. The situational seems very complicated. As NATO would end up declaring war on Libya by bombing their army.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  23. Emily

    @BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX,
    "yes there is demonstrative need"

    It really is shocking, isn't it? I wonder if there is "demonstrative need" according to The UN or NATO, etc? From what the panel has been saying, it doesn't sound good. Sounds like Qaddafi is playing everyone.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  24. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Prof. Ajami is so great. I believe that he is right. Help Must come to Many of the countries that are trying to establish democracy.

    However, it needs to be GLObal help. The US cannot bear the financial costs and the human costs without strong assistance from many other countries!

    If no action is taken, the West will regret its lack of action.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  25. Janis

    Gen Clark, not emerging democracy, humanity, in regard to your opening phrase.

    Gen Clark – the basis is murder.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  26. Cessy - Chicago

    I do understand that this is a civil war andI'm all for the citizens of that particular country to fight and achieve their freedom but with what we're seeing right now, I'm hoping that NATO will come up with some kind of intervention without many lives taken...

    March 10, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  27. Charles

    NO FLY Zone should be decleared against Israel in Lebanon and US in Afganistan.

    Have we forgotten how we helped the Taliban to power in Afganistan? what happened afterwards?

    I want to remind all your readers and listeners that America will regret helping these Islamist to take another country where they will train their members to attack us again!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  28. audrey papke

    "is a sign of support for Gadhafi's regime . . ." and "is there anything we can do for those people?" good points

    I don't see where he is keeping this below the threshold . . . the mutilation beyond the call of duty . . .

    mass exodus
    humanitarian support
    not allowing medical support to injured troops
    a ground-no-fly zone

    March 10, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  29. Sharon Fisher

    It is extremely upsetting to watch what is happening in Libya and none of the world is willing to help the people. It is disgusting. I'm so sick of political rhetoric and speeches that expound on the artocity of the holocaust and insist this type of thing must not be allowed to happen again, but it does over and over and over all over the world and now in Libya. This leader and his family are savages to be massacering civilians.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  30. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Our President has certainly been a huge dissappointment.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  31. John

    I don't understand one thing in this civil war!
    Why are the casualties so low (for sure every life is already to much!)? I mean everytime they are talking about 2 kia 10 injured. If his army and airforce is attacking the rebels, there should be a significant higher death toll.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  32. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Starr, Emily and Betty,
    Me either, I could not watch that too, Only I can watch AC without Libya.... we could not understand that they destroyed homes or building and kill own people, I agree with you, too.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  33. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    yes there is demonstrative need. and understatement?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  34. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    @Casey Palom Springs~ I think you are right about the Libyans being doomed my friend. So sad and frustratiing

    March 10, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  35. Tihomir Kukolja

    At this time the US leadership in the world is being put to the test, with more daring international consequences than those in 2001. Not doing anything concerning the human tragedy in Libya at this moment, will have the likewise consequences too. Either way the next few days will show if the US has a moral courage, legitimacy and authority to lead the world.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  36. Emily

    @Starr,
    "I can no longer watch the news during the day it's so disheartening."
    I'm surprised that there's not been any humanitarian aid to help the Libyan people. After hearing what happened today, I've wondered if the Libyan people have surprised the world...after 42yrs, they really had enough and knew that better was available to them.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  37. Cindy. Wisconsin

    Hey Obama, a few days ago you sent a warning to Gadhafi and his army that if they shot and killed innocent people. The consequences would be great. Well how long are you gonna wait?????? If you meant what you said, back it up man!!!!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
  38. Janis

    There's an idea. Test all those new prototype drones in Libya.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
  39. mindy

    whatching this is breaking my Heart ! What is wrong with our Gov? Why wont they help these people? Freedom isn't that what matters the most? Thats what these people want !! what are we waiting for.. Quddafi must not WIN!! God Bless =( =(

    March 10, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
  40. Patrick

    No-fly zone?

    when Clinton was elected in 1992 he put in place a no – fly zone and half – a – million kids died, some of starvation and others through depleted uranium from the spent bombs from the air, after they exploded and when they gathered scrap metal that gave the kids cancers, source – the United Nations. Do we really want to experience that again?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
  41. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    I really have to take exception regarding the inability of NATO to act in a prompt manner. I fear Libyans are doomed at this point.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  42. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Gadhafi will win? Can we possibly make a decision based on human rights and not oil and gas?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  43. Janis

    NATO has waited too long. If the regime prevails, it's because the rest of the world took way too long to do anything.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  44. Linda

    I realize why the Obama administration may be reluctant to initiate action against Gadhafi, but it breaks my heart that the whole world can sit by and do nothing to assist these brave people in Libya! Shame on the UN! What is the UN good for?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  45. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Anderson,
    Will you tell Arwa,Ben, Nic, Alex and others, Please stay safe and thank you for reporting from Libya, I am worried them lot....... I hope they will do their best...... 🙂

    March 10, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  46. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Everyone, who is reporting on Libya, is doing a wonderful God fearing job!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  47. Shawn Louisville Ky

    @ Linda in Arizona "If we continue to sit on our hands, it will be to our undying shame."

    Linda i am already ashamed of this country. the fact that we can sit on our hands and do nothing to help these people. i believe that we are "Sitting on our hands" because a majority of americans do not want us to intervine.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  48. Nina

    Chi
    When we talk about life and death, I don't think definition or concept is important. If is was just one AMERICAN life, the situation would be different. Right? Massacre or not.

    My point came from your statement .....is the first life as important at the 100th. My answer was not about importance of life since all life is important. I was addressing the pattern of killing from murder to massacre.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  49. Janis

    If gadhafi doesn't have the oil, does he have an income? Since his assets have been frozen and the freedom fighters still control the oil, won't he not be able to pay his mercenaries?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
  50. Steve

    Anderson, President Obama is talking about bullies. While we are witnessing the biggest bully on the world stage since Saddam Hussein.
    We have to fight this bully.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
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