Col. Gadhafi is 68 years old. He has ruled for 42 years and has outlasted seven American presidents. Barack Obama was in the third grade when he took power. Moammar Gadhafi has had to endure much of his tenure as an international pariah and oddball. His greatest asset is he is he is Libyan and he knows how to sit tight.
It’s worthy to note Iraq’s Saddam Hussein ruled his country for more than a decade under a similar United Nation’s no-fly zone. It’s not crazy to think Gadhafi and his supporters are capable of staying put while the U.S. and it’s allies shoulder the expense and collateral damage until the world loses interest.
For a pictorial history of Col. Gadhafis rule of Libya check out PHOTO Essays.