Famous Last Words, Libya Edition

By Jeffrey Goldberg

From The Times:

The growing influence of Islamists in Libya raises hard questions about the ultimate character of the government and society that will rise in place of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi's autocracy. The United States and Libya's new leaders say the Islamists, a well-organized group in a mostly moderate country, are sending signals that they are dedicated to democratic pluralism. They say there is no reason to doubt the Islamists' sincerity.

Okey-dokey, then. That's good enough for me.

For a look at the issue of Islamism's role in the Arab uprisings, please read this.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/09/famous-last-words-libya-edition/245161/