Obama Cuts Latin America Trip Short

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CNN International is reporting that President Barack Obama is cutting his Latin America trip short by a few hours to tend to the ongoing situation in Libya.

The president was scheduled to depart San Salvador for Andrews Air Force Base at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday after visiting San Salvador's Metropolitan Cathedral to see a famous tomb and touring the nearby San Andres Mayan ruins.

Instead, the White House moved the cathedral visit to Tuesday evening and canceled the tour of the ruins. The president will conduct a National Security Council meeting from his San Salvador hotel Wednesday morning before leaving the country at 1 p.m.

Sounds like a plan, especially since he has been under fire for touring Latin America during the airstrikes on Libya. If he didn't cut the trip short, he would never hear the end of it. He will still never hear the end of it, but it is the right thing to do, especially now that we've taken on another country in the Middle East. We're going to need all hands on deck, including his.

Read more at CNN International.

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