Monday, March 21, 2011
I am encouraged to see the Libyan rebels taking advantage of the cover and confusion provided by the coalition air strikes against Gadhafi's forces. They appear to be working on retaking Ajdabiya and other key cities they lost to the loyalist forces several days ago. They reiterated they are happy to see the bombing runs striking Gadhafi's forces, but they do not want to see any foreign troops on the ground. Everyone agrees on this point. As I said when this conflict started, it is up to the Libyan rebels, and ultimately the Libyan people as a whole if Gadhafi stays or goes. For now, we watch and wait.
My positive thoughts are with the Libyan people as they live through this horror show.