Libyan Rebels Try Out Diplomacy

Maybe they’ll be better at diplomacy than they are at military tactics. Libyan rebels are undertaking their first diplomatic mission as they send a delegation to meet with an international “contact group” in Qatar. The rebels are expected to demand the departure of Muammar Gaddafi as a precondition to any negotiated settlement. They will also meet with Moussa Koussa, Gaddafi’s longtime foreign minister who fled Libya last month.