15 Apr '11, 8am

Leaders say \"unthinkable\" for Gaddafi to stay

Leaders say \"unthinkable\" for Gaddafi to stay

TRIPOLI - The leaders of Britain, France and the United States said a Libyan future including Muammar Gaddafi is "unthinkable", as the defiant fist-pumping strongman toured the streets of Tripoli. Western powers struggled meanwhile to stay united over a NATO-led air campaign that has so far failed to budge Gaddafi from power. In a bid to put on a united front, however, British Prime Minister David Cameron, France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and US President Barack Obama penned a joint article dismissing a Libyan future with Gaddafi as "unthinkable" and an "unconscious betrayal" by the rest of the world. "It is unthinkable that someone who has tried to massacre his own people can play a part in their future government," said the article, which appeared Friday in the London Times, The Washington Post and French daily Le Figaro. Responding, Gaddafi's daughter Aisha said calls...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/112...

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