These protests are taking on a pattern: first, the people rebel. Then, the regime lashes back with violence. Then, the world reacts in horror and an enraged populace goes all out to rid themselves of the dictator. Finally, the Despot goes on state television and makes a very embarrassing and somewhat crazy speech. That pattern seems to be holding true in Libya, where Daffy Qadaffi is scheduled to go on television in a few minutes. Stay tuned….
UPDATE: Well, it was supposed to be in a few minutes, according to Al Jazeera, but, as in the case of Mubarak, it looks like Qadaffi isn’t quite ready for his close-up, at least not yet. So stay tuned, but don’t hold your breath…
UPDATE 2: Looks like it was a false report. The Qadaffy One did indeed appear on state television for a very brief interview, saying he’s not in Venezeula, as rumored, and that he needed “some rest.”