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US closely watching Libya for signs of reform

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday said it was analyzing the speech by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi 's son, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, to determine whether it has possibilities for democratic changes in Libya.
A White House official said the administration is seeking clarification from senior Libyan officials about their intentions. The official spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject.
The official said US President Barack Obama was briefed by National Security Adviser Tom Donilon late Sunday and is being kept abreast of events. The official said the Obama administration is considering "all appropriate actions."
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