UK Ambassador Defends Libyan Airstrikes

New Orleans, La. – Sir Nigel Sheinwald told the World Trade Center luncheon today that joining the US and France in taking out Libyan military facilities is the politically and morally right thing to do. And he says the missions are precise.

"A number of British jets last night turned back because they had information that there were civilians in the vicinity of the targets that they were originally going against. So instead of taking a chance on that they turned back and aborted their mission. So this is being done in the most careful and responsible way."

The Arab League has been criticizing the strikes as too aggressive. Sheinwald says there's no way to predict how long the no-fly operation will last.
For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming