September 14th, 2011
09:14 AM ET

U.S. official 'encouraged' by progress in Libya

Libya's interim leadership gave residents in the pro-Gadhafi stronghold of Bani Walid a 48-hour notice to leave the city, as it sent reinforcements there and to the former regime's other remaining strongholds at Sirte and Sabha.

As the National Transitional Council sought to assert control over all its territory, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, arrived in Tripoli Wednesday to meet with Libya's new leaders.

Feltman met with NTC head Mustafa Abdul Jalil, as well as with civil society, women and youth non-governmental organizations.

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  1. RUFFNUTT (kcmo , hut tub repairman & maker of disco balls)

    Gadhafi will never leave... he's like a strageler at a party after the party is over..

    September 14, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Hi, Ruffie.

    There's always one at any party that overstays their welcome....

    September 14, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. George Patton

    What would one expect the right-wing thugs in Washington to say? Of course they're "encouraged" by what's going on in Libya since they're the very ones behind the whole thing!!! Now watch as Libya turns back into an hour-glass society just like it was under King Idris before the 1969 Revolution!

    September 14, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Please, George, go there and watch it in person.

    September 14, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  5. joe

    Umm encouraged how exactly? This never was about freedom it was and is about the taliban, al qaeda and the muslim brotherhood trying to take control of as much of the middle east as they can.

    September 14, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  6. justathought

    Mark my words: Libyia is still our enemy. However, if we just leave them alone, they will just fight amongest themselves without being any threat to anyone else.

    September 14, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  7. termlimits

    Better make a new deck of cards picturing our "friends" the rebels. Because, very soon now their hatred for the U.S., Israel and Europe will again shine brightly!!

    September 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |

      I totally agree, termlimits. In light of what we're doing in the Middle East, the Muslims can't help but hate us along with our worthless NAATO allies. Without any exceptions whatsoever, all the current European leaders are just a bunch of money-grubbing, amoral, useless bureaucrats!!!!

      September 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT (kcmo , hut tub repairman & maker of disco balls)

      @fakey... ready for lunch? open up... (_)(_):::::::::::::D- - –
      there u go..

      September 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Emmy

    Lay down ur sword and face ICC .De eailear de beta. Couse u can't escape it.

    September 15, 2011 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  9. frank

    Remembering early days of Cuban revolution. We were hopeful then too.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |