Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Libya heading for democracy?

Well, just possibly. From the New York Times via Roger L Simon.
"Democracy is the future," Mr. Qaddafi, 32, said at his Moroccan-style villa
outside Tripoli, where he keeps a white tiger, Freddo, among other exotic pets.
"We have to be ahead of the world in our region, the Middle East, and not to be
lagging behind, because the whole world is heading toward democracy."

Wouldn't it be wonderful if what the BBC calls the "so-called war on terror" gives the world three Middle Eastern democracies in as many years.