At least it wasn’t months, not years:
Rebels surged into the Libyan capital Sunday night, meeting only sporadic resistance from troops loyal to Col.Muammar el-Qaddafi and setting off raucous street celebrations by residents hailing the end of his 42 years in power.
The rebel leadership announced that insurgents had captured two of Colonel Qaddafi’s sons, including Seif al-Islam, his heir apparent, as rebel fighters entered the city’s central Green Square, where joyous Libyans tore down posters of Colonel Qaddafi and stomped on them. The leadership also announced that the elite presidential guard protecting the Libyan leader had surrendered and that they controlled many parts of the city, not including Colonel Qaddafi’s leadership compound.
The National Transitional Council, the rebel governing body, issued a mass text message saying, “We congratulate the Libyan people for the fall of Muammar Qaddafi and call on the Libyan people to go into the street to protect the public property. Long live free Libya.”
“Long live free Libya”.
From his lips to God’s ears. But keep the powder dry.