April 13th, 2011
09:37 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Mission Impossible in Libya?

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Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

Tonight we're Keeping Them Honest, with questions about the mission in Libya.

Last month President Obama said the United States "has done what we said we would do" when handing over the mission to NATO.

But is NATO doing enough?

Gadhafi forces continue to pound cities and opposition forces are calling for more help.

"We're not seeing really a great effort to protect civilians since NATO took over the operation," said Mahmoud Shammam, a spokesman for the opposition.

Shammam spoke at a summit in Qatar today where delegates from Arab and African Nations and NATO discussed the fight for Libya.

We'll dig deeper with CNN's Ben Wedeman in Benghazi, retired Army General Mark Kimmitt and Jill Dougherty at the U.S. State Department.

We also have the Raw Politics of President Obama's big speech today outlining a plan to fix the deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years.

"It's about the kind of future we want," Pres. Obama told the crowd at George Washington University.

Republicans are blasting the White House proposal.

"I'm very disappointed in the president," House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said this afternoon.

"The president's policies are committing us and our children to a diminished future," he added.

Former White House Chief of Staff for President G.W. Bush will join us, along with Democratic Strategist Paul Begala.

And we'll have more on the effort to help Japan's dogs. A lot of you are wondering what's being done to help those survivors of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. We've shown you video of the four-legged survivors left stranded in the radiation zone. Now see what's being done to make sure they aren't left to die.

Join us for these stories and much more starting at 10 p.m. ET on CNN.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Jake Carlisle

    First they [Libya] ask for help and when they get some it is not enough.

    and as for politicians falling asleep, maybe we should do the same to them as those airtraffic controllers

    April 13, 2011 at 11:12 pm |
  2. SGM. Rambo

    I'm sick and tired of politicians bickering. This country needs to start over from scratch with our government. Clean slate everybody must go. Start over 1. Infrastructure, economy, health, military and agriculture.

    April 13, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  3. charleen moore

    We will return to POOR FARMS if the republicans get their way; the Poor Farms were where the indigent seniors went – how will they be funded?

    April 13, 2011 at 9:44 pm |