April 14th, 2011
08:37 PM ET

Western leaders reject a future Libya led by Gadhafi

CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - In a joint opinion piece to be published Friday, the leaders of the United States, Britain and France lay out in stark terms their contention that Libya's future must not include its leader, Moammar Gadhafi.

"It is unthinkable that someone who has tried to massacre his own people can play a part in their future government," said the article, titled "Libya's Pathway to Peace," by U.S. President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy. "It would be an unconscionable betrayal."

The article, which is slated to appear in the International Herald Tribune, Le Figaro, and Times of London, was sent to reporters by the White House.

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  1. Aduko

    I can not believe everywestern leader is calling for an Iraq type democracy in Lybia. Kill the current leader and replace one where there will be democratic killing of hundreds of people every month like is happening in Iraq right now

    April 14, 2011 at 10:48 pm |