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Obama says time for Libya's Gadhafi to go

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is calling on Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi to leave power immediately, saying he has lost the legitimacy to rule with his violent crackdown on his own people.

Last night, the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose sanctions on Gadhafi, his children and top associates. But, in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Sen. Joe Lieberman says: "The world has to do more." He's pushing for more forceful action, including imposing a no-fly zone and arming Libyan rebels.

Meanwhile, Sen. John McCain says foreign mercenaries fighting for Gadhafi should know they run the risk of "finding themselves in front of a war-crimes tribunal."

The two lawmakers spoke Sunday from Cairo, where insurgents toppled the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak earlier this month.

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