July 18th, 2011
03:56 PM ET

Libya says it's holding talks with U.S.

Libyan and American officials engaged in direct, face-to-face talks in Tunisia on Saturday, a spokesman for Moammar Gadhafi's embattled regime said Monday.

"This is a first step. We welcome any further steps," Musa Ibrahim said in a brief interview with CNN. "We don't want to be stuck in the past."

There was no immediate comment on the report from Washington.

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  1. Mika Watson

    So I guess its ok to keep showing people being killed on TV now?

    July 18, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • HRH banasy

      How do we know whether or not if this isn't just play acting by the C.I.A. or some other Western intelligence agency to further inflame public opinion against the Muslims? Nowadays, one never knows!!!

      July 18, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JIF

    I don't believe anything said by a spokesperson for Libya.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • HRH banasy

      That's funny, that's exactly how I feel about the spokespeople for the lying politicians in Washington. You can't believe a word they say, anymore!!! Washington D.C. is rife with corruption and anybody with half a brain would know it!!!

      July 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. benn

    gosh.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Leighton

    Good post, JIF.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sheryl

    Such a hero!

    July 18, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Just be sure to spell my name correctly.

    July 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    This would be wonderful news if true. Like somebody already said, it would be better to split Libya in half, such as, let each side rule it's half of Libya than to continue this useless carnage in order to put in a right-wing, pro-Western stooge in Qadaffy's place. I just wish that the good for nothing leaders of the NATO countries would just mind their own business, the moral pygmies!!!

    July 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "Libya Talks - All it will ever be"

    Moammar Gadhafi (goofy gidafy to you):
    Why do you waste our time like this?
    Can't take you anywhere, just like a spoiled little brat.
    Talks? About what? I'm not part of the ruling class.
    I'm sure Barrack, in all his glory, will cut you in for piece of the action.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Michael

    Libya has lied so many times throughout this ordeal. Hard to believe any thing coming from there.

    July 18, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mad Ole Lady

    Gadhafi has to bend over to smile.

    July 18, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. texn

    How naive is everybody. " oh they lie" idiots what do you think our cia does? Or politicians they have never lied in the name of "national security"? Who the
    hell are we to go to another country and demand their leader leave or be killed? Oh because americans know better than anybody in the world right? Idiots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lyndsie Graham

      Totally agreed, texn. I've never seen such ignorance as that of these idiots who keep posting here with their idiotic Qadaffy bashing nonsense. We Americans have become so arrgant and self righteous that we believe now that we have a right to do whatever we feel like aroud the world, right or wrong and that nauseates me to no end!!!

      July 18, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Michael

    Your exclamation marks (!!!) mark you as one person impersonating many.

    July 18, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mad Ole Lady

    @ lyndsie graham. Don't forget to stomp your feet and say "so there".

    July 18, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Sofía

    Michael, you are an astute man.
    The Troll Brigade trolls on...

    July 18, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. HRM banasy

    Dropped the ball, Troll Brigade.
    Wrong letters.
    Jacassios!

    July 18, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
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