There is still shooting and dying in Libya. Gaddafi is still on the run and forces loyal to him are determined to hold out as long as possible. Nevertheless, it does seem that a new and trusted government is in the process of being established. Oh, if only Iraq and Afghanistan could have utilized the Libyan model.
In Libya, the U.N. Security Council gave the operation genuine legitimacy. Fighting on the ground was conducted by Libyan rebels, not Western soldiers. No army of occupation marched into Libya’s capital. The soldiers were all Libyans themselves. Finally, the dictator was overthrown by his own people, not by an outside power. These are wonderful advantages for the Libyan people and we all hope and pray that they will be properly taken advantage of and the new government to be established will be stable, just and productive. The Libyan people deserve as much.