A Field Guide to Libya’s New Interim Government
Ambassador Marc Ginsberg,
Former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco:
As Gadaffi’s fantasyland Jamahiriya (state of the masses) crumbles under the rebel assault, who are likely to emerge as the legitimate faces of the new nascent provisional government of Libya?
Since early March, the eastern-oriented initial 33-member NTC has been serving as Libya’s version of America’s revolutionary Confederation Congress which helped shepherd the thirteen colonies through the second half of our revolution, and which provided crucial civilian oversight and funding to Gen. Washington’s Continental Army.
To its credit, and because of the hard work of its interim foreign minister, Mahmoud Jibril, the NTC has secured international recognition from a growing number of countries as the new government of Libya.