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May 21, 2006



> "Libya could become our new Arab poster state for freedom."

I involuntarily snorted out loud reading that. If you can believe _that_ - and, for that matter, if you believe that the Brotherly Leader's denouncing terrorism or dismantling a nuclear program has even the smallest connection with freedom for the people he governs - then swallowing the "free and prosperous Iraq" story must have been a piece of cake,

will not be neo-coned again

here is a better anylsis from a Libyan American blogger

this guy is right on th emark


Anon, did you read till the end?


Anon, as I mentioned I am no Qadhafi fan. I also make no bones about the lack of human rights in Libya.

Nevertheless I believe Libya may present the West was an opportunity. The forceful imposition of democracy as took place in Iraq has proved to be much less successful than we had hoped. The lack of stability is our greatest obstacle. Libya in contrast is extremely stable.

Qadhafi is very weak after years of sanctions. So the West could use its economic clout to push for political reform. It’s going to be a long and slow process but will not have the human or financial costs of the Iraq war. What can use oppose about that?


Good old fashioned gunboat diplomacy still has its merits.

Not just old fashioned, but in the future too:
Scotty: The best diplomat that I know is a fully-loaded phaser bank.


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