President Obama condemned the violence in Libya, dispatched Secretary of State Clinton to Geneva for talks aimed at stopping the bloodshed, and said he directed his administration to prepare a full range of options to respond.
Obama also said the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and unacceptable.
Obama made these profound announcements Wednesday evening -- his first public comments on the violent unrest sweeping Libya.
After being asked several questions about Obama's silence on the violence in Libya, an exasperated Press Secretary Jay Carney finally stated it was a scheduling problem:
MR. CARNEY: Just one second. This is just a scheduling issue.
That's right, because of "scheduling" Obama was not able to speak out on Libya. Not on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday nor Tuesday.