The Lybian Mistake
When NATO began bombing Lybia a few months ago, I knew that this was a miscalculation.
While there are many Lybians who hate Qaddafi, there are many others who love him. Lybia is the richest country in the region, second in Africa in per-capita terms only to the tiny Equatorial Guinea. Further, Qaddafi had made moves toward reconciliation with the West over the last few years. So that while he is a dictator, he is far from the worst leader out there, and to suddenly start bombing Lybia was a mistake.
Perhaps there can be moves made for him to have to allow unbiased elections. That may be the only solution to the quagmire. As it is now, there are Lybian forces and people who are rallying behind Qaddafi, and what seemed like a short-term battle is turning into what looks like a long and wrenching entanglement.