Nonmilitary means can oust Gaddafi: John McCain
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 20:56
Washington: The US ambassador to the United Nations says there are plenty of "non-military means at our disposal" to oust Libya's Moammar Gaddafi.

Reinforcing President Barack Obama's justification for American intervention in the strife-torn North African nation, Susan Rice tells CBS's "The Early Show" the principal goal is to protect civilians and establish a no-fly zone. She says while the administration believes Gaddafi must go, it doesn't envision a regime-change strategy of the kind the Bush administration used to dump Iraq's Saddam Hussein.

Appearing on the same show, Sen. John McCain said he doesn't believe it's possible "in the short term" to get rid of Gaddafi through non-military means such as economic and diplomatic pressure. McCain says "Gaddafi in power is unacceptable. We should use any means to bring him down."

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First Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 20:56

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