Over the last week or so we have seen all sorts of Libyan officials “defecting” to the side of the people’s uprising. These include the Justice Minister, the Chief of Protocol, Gaddafi’s cousin. They are quick to jump on the Al Jazeera network to express their horror at what Gaddafi is doing.
There was even a mention on the blogs this morning that some of these people intend to form a political party to take part in the future of the country. This cannot be allowed to happen.
Just days ago these people were senior members of the dictatorial regime, happy to gain power, prestige and cash from their closeness to the Leader. Now, they need to be arrested and tried for their role in the 42 years of horror the country has gone through. Only when and if they are cleared of involvement can they be allowed back into the political process. I doubt many if any will pass that test!