March 8th, 2011
09:05 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Will Gadhafi Resign?

Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

The uprising in Libya has entered its fourth week. The question remains: Will Gadhafi resign? Libyan opposition leaders are denying they've been negotiating an exit strategy for the embattled Libyan leader and his family, despite reports to the contrary.

Members of the Libyan National Transitional Council say the talks never existed. According to the false reports, the opposition would not seek criminal charges against Gadhafi if he stepped down within three days.

Gadhafi's regime also denied a deal was in the works with the opposition.

The United States is still pushing Gadhafi to give up his reign and face prosecution.

"There is nothing preventing Mr. Gadhafi from leaving his tent, climbing in an airplane and leaving Libya so that his people can have a better tomorrow than they have today," U.S. State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley said.

"We are going to hold him accountable," he added.

But Gadhafi is showing no signs he will resign.

Gadhafi added to the confusion today when it took him seven hours to show up at a Tripoli hotel, where journalists had been holed up waiting his arrival.

When he finally got there he only spoke with French and Turkish journalists, and repeated his claim that the uprising is the work of al Qaeda.

We have found new video denouncing that claim. We'll play it for you tonight on 360.

We'll also give you a look inside the Gadhafi family. The Libyan leader has nine grown children. Perhaps the most well-known is Saif, his second oldest, who has been seen as a possible successor to his father. But there are many others wielding power in Libya. Tom Foreman lays out a family tree for you tonight.

In other news, there are new videos of Charlie Sheen creating a lot of buzz. In one, posted on TMZ.com, he's brandishing a machete on a rooftop. Then there are the incoherent ramblings on UStream.com, with each getting nearly a million views. Dr. Drew Pinsky says Sheen's very public meltdown is no joke. We'll talk with him tonight.

Join us for these stories and much more starting at 10 p.m. ET. See you then.

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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Daria from Ohio

    Thank You Mr. Anderson for covering Libya's uprising every night. We apprieciate that you are showing the world how brutal this regime is in Libya for 42 years. There are more than 50,000 babies in need of formula and medicine in Zawiya and Musrata right now. What's the world waiting for?
    Keep up the good work Mr. Anderson. You are fighting for the right cause
    PS. Thanks to Mr. Fouad Ajami

    March 8, 2011 at 11:40 pm |
  2. ssmith

    Regardless, Mr. Cooper. Your show has really served humanity. Great journalism. Thanks. OH I forgot, amazing work in Egypt.

    March 8, 2011 at 11:36 pm |
  3. Kim Dickey

    Mr. Cooper....you are amazing...and very handsome!! Having said that; Please somehow can you arrange help for Charlie Sheen? You are right: with everything happening around the world we are now watching Charlie Sheen's public meltdown – in the same breath as Libyan's fighting with their lives. What is wrong with society? I am saddened and frustrated that the world is witnessing Charlie's obvious descent without anyone(family/friends) coming to his aid. I don't want to see him overdose "live".

    March 8, 2011 at 11:34 pm |
  4. Brian

    Will Gadhafi resign or die where he sits? Ask Charlie Sheen. The two appear to have a lot in common.

    March 8, 2011 at 11:30 pm |
  5. Gonzarelli

    Not sure why we expect Gadhafi to resign?
    Should President Bush and Current President Obama resign because of the criminal actions taken Afganistan and Iraq against innocent civilians? I do not condone what Gadhafi is doing but if we had rebels in our country taking over oil refinaries, would our government not go after them with guns in hand? Come on! Our Country is fast loosing credibility and now it will get worse!
    The same with Egypt, it was America who placed Hosnik Mubarak in power for our own gain. And, yet, it is the US that goes after his money, how convenient...

    March 8, 2011 at 11:20 pm |
  6. Lindsey Nathan

    I am nearly sixty now and this is the first time that I have ever felt the need to speak out in a public forum. I have watched and listened as we in the West, indeed the world, have sat back complaining about our needs, the price of gas, and concerns about what happens to us, as we watch from the safety of our comfortable homes, and it sickens me! Enough is enough! At what point do we stop thinking of ourselves, votes gained or lost due to political actions, or repercussions that we may imagine could be the fallout of those actions, before we truly become the hypocrits that many in the world already believe we are. This is an ever shrinking world and we are all in it for better or worse. We can no longer afford to sit silent on the sidelines, debating, when confronted by the cries of millions of our brothers and sisters, as they die and suffer for the greed of maniacs running amuck! The time has long passed for decisive action in Libya! This madman and his family must go, the people of all countries must be protected, and there is no longer any excuse for politicians in any country to hide behind ill advised caution. Terrorism is evil! A haulocaust is happening before our eyes and apeasement will not work. Time is out! Act now, with all strength, with all speed, or forever give up our claim to civilisation and humanitarianism. A people are without hope, women and children are being denied every right that we demand for ourselves, they are tortured, maimed, killed! Get off the fence and act! there is no other way to retain dignity as humans, as parents, as a civilsed people!

    March 8, 2011 at 11:18 pm |
  7. Michael J. Wulf

    Let the people decide

    March 8, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  8. Tariq Ahmad


    Just wanted to know why you did not ask Mr. Barber how he can even talk about Gadaffi while getting million of dollars from Gadaffi and his son.

    His views on Al Qaeda are the same as Gadaffi and so is his view about the US not having a no fly zone

    March 8, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  9. ssmith

    Regardless, Mr. Cooper. Your show has really served humanity. Great journalism. Thanks

    March 8, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
  10. ssmith

    Great Job Mr. Cooper. Push for a No -Fly Zone. At least to save these poor peoples lives. The US does not have to enter..... The international community needs to help out –not only the USA.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  11. DondaveA

    He is too unpredictable for anyones guess

    March 8, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
  12. Jeff from Indiana

    Hi,earlier on John King Show, David Gergen said that many of the Arab nations are showing support for U.N. Proposals of intituting a "No Fly" zone in Libya. I think that in time it really won't matter if he resigns or not! It is becoming more, and more evident that if Americans watch their spending at the pump, carpool,take the bus,Walk,ride a bike,ect..., or only drive where they absolutely have to, these OPEC guys will be on their knees in no time!! especially since there is all this talk about opening up the National Oil reserves!They absolutely don't want that!History has proven this, Look at Egypt! a prime recent example of solidarity to accomplish a Common goal for the greater good! high Fuel costs are really no different! so keep doing what your doing America, (and even more so if you can!) and we will have all the Arab appproval we need to solve this Gaddafi problem!

    March 8, 2011 at 9:23 pm |
  13. Annie Kate

    At least Gadhafi is blaming al Queda now rather than the US for the uprising. I don't think he will ever give up until his death does it for him.

    Charlie Sheen and his public meltdown – tragic for his family (parents and children). I hope help can be found for him soon.

    March 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm |
  14. Tina Donahoo

    He wont leave. He said he wa.ta to die there. That's fine let his people decide

    March 8, 2011 at 9:17 pm |