Obama: US Prevents Libyan “Humanitarian Catastrophe” By Michael McIntee | March 26, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on DC Subscribe to DC Follow this author President Obama tells the American people that the military mission in Libya is succeeding even as responsibility is transferred to our NATO allies and partners. Qaddafi’s air defenses have been taken out, his forces are no longer advancing across the country, and in places like Benghazi, his forces have been pushed back. The President says every American can be proud of the lives we have saved and of the service of our men and women in uniform who once again have stood up for our interests and our ideals. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.