A Way Out of Libya: Let’s Hope President Obama Takes It

Yesterday, The Washington Post reported that the Qaddafi regime has recently launched a diplomatic offensive aimed at some of America’s NATO allies. Libyan Foreign Minister Abdulati al-Obeidi expressed his country’s desire to end the conflict on Friday saying:

“We are trying to talk to the British, the French and the Americans to stop the killing of people. We are trying to find a mutual solution.”

The President should use Libya’s tentative olive branch as an opportunity to negotiate a cease-fire between the conflict’s two belligerents and to encourage Qaddafi to step down. At worst, the United States can gracefully exit the conflict and leave Libya a peaceful, but divided country. At best, the President can convince Qaddafi to leave by allowing him to save face. He can also then help the Libyan people establish a framework for a united and democratic Libya.

Only time will tell. 

About Sean Patrick Hazlett

Finance executive, engineer, former military officer, and science fiction and horror writer. Editor of the Weird World War III anthology.
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