The Skeptics

Libya: The West’s Latest Dysfunctional Dependent?

Libya’s rebel oil chief is upset—deeply upset—with the NATO nations. In an interview with Reuters over the weekend in Benghazi, Oil and Finance Minister Ali Tarhouni vented his anger and impatience. He accused the West of failing to keep its promises to deliver financial aid to the new rebel government—a government that still controls only a little over half of Libya’s territory despite extensive NATO air strikes on Muammar Gaddafi’s forces.