Victory is being declared today as the rebel forces took control – but the fight is far from over. Please continue to pray for Libya and Democracy for the people. This has been another major foreign policy WIN for the Obama Administration.
TRIPOLI, Libya — Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi remained at large Monday, and loyalist forces still held pockets of the city, stubbornly resisting the rebels’ efforts to establish full control, but there was little doubt that the Libyan leader’s four-decade grip on power was ending.
President Obama declared as much in a brief address, saying that the future of Libya “is in the hands of its people.”
Emerging from his vacation home on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mr. Obama hailed the rebels’ victory. “Although there will be huge challenges ahead, the events in Libya remind us that fear can give way to hope,” he said. He pledged that the United States would seek to help the country in its attempt to establish democracy.