One of the problems of the Libyan opposition today is that lousy leader they have. He is none other than the former Minister of Justice of Qadhdhafi’s regime. He has been on Aljazeera and is everything you don’t want to have in a leader. I mean, if Libyans watch him, they won’t be inspired. They will certainly be demoralized. Get him off the screen now.
As’ad AbuKhalil is a professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus. This note was first published in his blog Angry Arab News Service on 9 March 2011; it is reproduced here for non-profit educational purposes. Cf. As’ad AbuKhalil, “The Libyan Uprising” (Angry Arab News Service, 4 March 2011); Anthony Shadid and Kareem Fahim, “Opposition in Libya Struggles to Form a United Front” (New York Times, 8 March 2011).