March 20, 2011 / 6:28 PM / in 7 years

Boehner says Obama must explain Libya mission

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Sunday called on President Barack Obama to explain the U.S. mission in Libya and how his administration intends to achieve its goals.

<p>Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington February 10, 2011. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts</p>

“The president is the commander-in-chief. But the administration has a responsibility to define for the American people, the Congress and our troops, what the mission in Libya is,” Boehner, a Republican, said in a statement.

“Before any further military commitments are made, the administration must do a better job of communicating to the American people and to Congress about our mission in Libya and how it will be achieved,” he said.

Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Will Dunham

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