Friday, September 2, 2011

Libya's future on the balance as Gadhafi melts away, like a lesion

It looks like Gadhafi is going down in slow motion, with radio broadcast whimpers coming out from desert hideouts, and there is no Sunday night announcement. Instead, the Washington Post reports that the U.S. should become grateful, because the rebels’ new military commander in Tripoli, Abdel Hakim Bekhaj, promises that the new revolutionary government will not support Al Qaeda or other forms of radical Islamist extremism.  The Washington Post reprinted the AP story here

It isn’t clear that there is much of any kind of government there at all, just control by force.  It remains to be seen if the Arab Spring here moves into a legitimate summer, or just an oven. Hope for the best.  Obama needs for this to turn out well. 


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