An article by Mohamed Eljahmi, co-founder and a former board member of the American Libyan Freedom Alliance, another initiative that had promises but went down the drain because of some self-interested fame- and power-seeking individuals. The article is very informative and well written:
I can't resist but bring this other piece to light. Mohammed is the brother of Fathi Eljahmi, a Libyan dissident who was brought into the spotlight by the White House, actually by Bush himself, and then went forgotten when Gaddafi was tamed! In Bush's speech marking the "progress in global women's human rights," that he gave in March 2004, he said, "Earlier today, the Libyan government released Fathi Jahmi. She's a local government official who was imprisoned in 2002 for advocating free speech and democracy. It's an encouraging step toward reform in Libya. You probably have heard, Libya is beginning to change her attitude about a lot of things. We hope that more such steps will follow in Libya, and around the world." Well, The only problem was that, by all other accounts, "she" is in fact "he"... Oops, someone made a mistake! Probably this someone googled Eljahmi and passed to Bush the info about Khadija Eljahmi, mistaken her for Fathi. Yeah, right, they're fighting terrorism, spreading democracy in the Middle East, and getting results ===> control over more oil--the bottom line!