Dangerous times

One of the leaders of Libya’s new regime is a former member of al Qaeda. (At least, I hope he’s a former member.) And, if that’s not unsettling enough, the new regime is starting to round up blacks:

Yesterday also brought news via the Associated Press that rebel forces and armed civilians are rounding up thousands of black Libyans and migrants from sub-Sahara Africa, accusing them of fighting for ousted strongman Moammar Gadhafi and holding them in makeshift jails across the capital. The AP’s Ben Hubbard reports that all of the detainees say they are innocent migrant workers — not a great shock — and asserts that in most cases there is no evidence that they are lying.

I’m glad that Qaddafi is gone, but I wish we’d taken steps to ensure that we weren’t putting something worse in his place.

(Via Instapundit.)

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