We--the American Taxpayers--were led into the Libyan civil war by "Clown Prince ZERO-bama, the Narcissist." He was a little bit pissed when French President Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron garnered more press than he; garnered more adulation of the Libyan commoner than he! They were 'first in' with their military assets; "Clown Prince ZERO-bama, the Narcissist" was forced to go to the United Nations and beg to 'play-with-the-big-kids.' Early on, "Clown Prince ZERO-bama, the Narcissist" lied to us--the American Taxpayers--about there being no 'boots-on-the-ground' in Libya. I submit that there's rarely a kerfuffle--worldwide--that America's premier 'toy breakers and opposition neutralizers' are not involved in--overtly or covertly!! America's special forces--members of USSOCOM--are highly trained as--among many other things--forward-air-controllers; calling in air strikes on the opposition's civilian and military assets.
Now the Libyan civil war has ended with the ouster and death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. The new quasi-dictator--Mustafa Abdul-Jalil--is calling for the incoming regime to adhere to tenants of Sharia Law. While Colonel Gaddafi's Libya certainly was not an 'equality government,' this reversion to Sharia Law is several backward steps toward The Stone Age. In all fairness, the damage will be determined by which version Abdul-Jalil and his camp followers will insist adherence to:
A.) Secular muslim states-religious interference in state-affairs, law and politics is prohibited (Kazakhstan, Turkey).
B.) Blended sources-the ultimate authority is their constitution and the rule of law, with legal systems strongly influenced by Sharia Law (Pakistan, Afganistan, Egypt).
C.) Classic Sharia Law-no constitution; no legislatures. Laws based on Sharia as interpreted by religious scholars. Rulers--dictators--have limited authority to change laws (Iran, Saudi Arabia).
Til Nex'Time.... Therein lies the kerfuffle!! Which boot to put on the neck of the citizenry?!? "Clown Prince ZERO-bama, the Narcissist's" Islamic background dictates that he stay out of discussions on the form of government; the rule of law. Now--just in time for the campaign season--"Clown Prince ZERO-bama, the Narcissist" can claim that but for he, himself.... the Libyan people would still be living under that tyrant, Colonel Gaddafi!!