White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that President
Obama is continuing to review all options for intervention in Libya, but
"we are not at a decision point."
With bloodshed continuing in Libya and embattled leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi's grip on power looking stronger by the day, Carney defended what the U.S. and the international community have accomplished "in remarkable time."
"And this is not the end of it," Carney said. "We are continuing to review options, and we are obviously aware of the suffering in Libya and the violence there. But I think it is very important for people to understand the kind of dramatic action that has been taken with the leadership of this president, and that will continue to be taken as we move forward."
Obama's national security team held a principles' meeting in the White House Situation Room on Wednesday, but Carney said the meeting was routine and the president was not scheduled to attend or stop by.
"The review continues, the options are refined and considered, and obviously we want to work with our international partners," Carney said.