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Susan Rice: Obama Administration Has Not Ruled Out Military Support for Libyan Rebels


U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice says the Obama administration has not ruled out military support for the Libyan rebels.

“We have not made that decision, George, but we’ve not certainly ruled that out,” Rice told “Good Morning America” anchor George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday morning. She did not answer a question about whether military support would include arming the rebels.

Rice told CBS’s “The Early Show” there are “non-military means at our disposal” to force Gaddafi out.

Those non-military means include cutting off Gaddafi’s resources (money, mercenaries, weapons); “providing assistance to the rebels and the opposition”; and engaging in a diplomatic process, with U.S. allies, “to chart a post-Gaddafi Libya.”