Democracy in Libya?

The news talked about Gaddafi vs. the rebels who were pro democracy. Really? I just thought they were anti Gaddafi? I wasn’t sure anything else united them. I think it was either wishful thinking or propaganda on the part of the news.

Perhaps the rebels are pro democracy, but they might want an Islamic state. Maybe they want to be in power themselves. They are not stupid enough to commit to anything that would antagonize any allies in their fight against Gaddafi. If the rebels win, then we may find out they are pro democracy, but even calling for elections does not guarantee that. Too many times we have seen one man, one vote, one time.

I hope democracy prevails in Libya. I also would prefer the rebels against Gaddafi win. I just don’t believe these are the same thing.



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