Today, from Reuters:
(Reuters) - Libyan rebels rejected an African Union peace plan on Monday because it did not address their main demand that Muammar Gaddafi quit and because it proposed reforming a ruling system they want removed.
This is a ceasefire plan put together by Jacob Zuma of South Africa and other African leaders.
"The African Union initiative does not include the departure of Gaddafi and his sons from the Libyan political scene, therefore it is outdated," rebel council head Mustafa Abdel Jalil told a news conference in Benghazi.
Earlier on Monday, Muammar Gaddafi accepted the African initiative to put a stop to fighting in Libya, including a ceasefire. ... "
Who, exactly, is calling the shots in America's war with Libya? I thought Obama said we started this war at the UN's mandate, which was not supposed to be about regime change? But now, Lord Humongous here says regime change is nonnegotiable, and he's got several dozen armed pickup trucks at his disposal, and that makes him the embodiment of democracy, so we'd better listen up.
[Rebel council head] Abdel Jalil said he had raised the issue of Gaddafi's use of African mercenaries with the delegation [from the African Union]: "We let it be known to the delegates that there exist mercenaries that came from African and Arab countries.
As I said weeks ago, the most likely way this will play out is that Obama will drop bombs on Libya until Gaddafi is gone, while the press will fly air cover for Obama.