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The Obama Administration: March 17-31, 2011

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This article is the 53rd in a continuing series chronicling the unfolding history of the Obama Administration. The writer's opinions are not offered, leaving the readers to arrive at their own conclusions.


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"Moreover, America has an important strategic interest in preventing Qaddafi from overrunning those who oppose him. A massacre would have driven thousands of additional refugees across Libya's borders, putting enormous strains on the peaceful--yet fragile--transitions in Egypt and Tunisia. The democratic impulses that are dawning across the region would be eclipsed by the darkest form of dictatorship, as repressive leaders concluded that violence is the best strategy to cling to power. The writ of the United Nations Security Council would have been shown to be little more than empty words, crippling that institution's future credibility to uphold global peace and security. So while I will never minimize the costs involved in military action, I am convinced that a failure to act in Libya would have carried a far greater price for America."--Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, March 28, 2011


Day752/March17th/Thursday: T he President and Vice President Joe Biden met with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny in the Oval Office of the White House. Source

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The President and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny delivered statements to the press in the Oval Office. Transcript Video

The President, Vice President Joe Biden and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny attended a St. Patrick's Day lunch at the United States Capitol. Transcript of the President's Remarks

The President made an unscheduled visit to the Japanese Embassy to sign a condolence book in the wake of the terrible disasters created by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. Video

The President delivered remarks from the Rose Garden of the White House about the critical situation of Japanese nuclear plants, downplayed any radiation dangers to the United States, and announced he had asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to do a comprehensive review of the safety of U.S. domestic nuclear plants. Transcript Video

The President sent these nominations to the United States Senate:

Gineen Maria Bresso , of Florida, to be a Member of the Election Assistance Commission for a term expiring December 12, 2013. (Reappointment) bio

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Anthony Bryk , of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences for a term expiring November 28, 2015 (Reappointment) bio

Richard C. Howorth , of Mississippi, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 2015 bio

Lisa O. Monaco , of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Attorney General bio

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