Monthly Archives: October 2011

What Post-Qaddafi Libya Has to Learn From Afghanistan

What Post-Qaddafi Libya Has to Learn From Afghanistan

Sounds of celebration echoed from several quarters yesterday after Libya’s interim government announced the death of former leader Muammar al-Qaddafi. The European Union, members of which led the NATO campaign that contributed to Qaddafi’s ouster, said his death marked “the end of an era of despotism.” U.S. President Barack Obama said it brought to a close a “long and painful chapter for the people of Libya.” And for the revolutionary rebel forces that fought a grueling two-steps-forward,