You've got to hand it to Mohammar Qaddafi. When he decides to fight, he wants everyone to take him on.
Not content with attacking his own people, damaging his nation's short- and long-term future or bringing about U.N. sanctions, Col. Qaddafi is blaming everyone -- but himself or his cronies -- for the political unrest in his country. Among those who are at fault -- Osama bin Laden.
Yes, THAT Osama bin Laden. As CNN notes,
Speaking by phone on state TV as reports came in of pro-Gadhafi forces killing unarmed civilians in the town of Zawiya, Gadhafi said, "Our children have been manipulated by al Qaeda."
"Those exploiting the youth have to be arrested," he added.I see.
Remember, Qaddafi came to power in 1969 through a bloodless coup. There seems no way he will be replaced in the same way.