How could I have missed this?!
“…’If we are serious about helping the Libyans, that’s the lesson to learn - that we should show humility in learning from Libyans about their country rather than bombarding them with lectures about democracy and how to run an economy.’
There’s a chance for Libya now that Iraq didn’t have. There is no foreign army of occupation in the country. Those of us who want to see an end to Western meddling in the region have a responsibility to pay attention to what our own governments are doing and to do what we can to learn about a country that is emerging from decades of dictatorship.
Real Libyan democracy will be the achievement of the Libyan people, not a gift from outside…”