Hillary Clinton mentioned talks with members of the Libyan opposition. The response from Libyan opponents of the Qadhdhafi regime inside Libya was instant: they denied such links. The de facto leader of the Libyan opposition, the former Minister of Justice, denied such contacts to Aljazeera and even scoffed at the implications. I think that Hillary was talking to Libyan dissidents in exile. As you know, a broad front of Libyan opposition groups (known then as the Salvation Front) received very generous funding from the US, especially during the Reagan regime. They used to put out a glossy monthly magazine and had nice publications and brochures. But the Front later fragmented and US support disappeared. The exile groups are not likely to play a role in the future of Libya--unless Ahmad Chalabi is now leading Iraq and I did not know.