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Several countries, including France and Italy, have already recognized the Benghazi-based National Transitional Council as the legitimate power in Libya, so it is just a matter of time before Washington follows.
So far the US has not granted full diplomatic recognition to the newly-formed council of the Libyan opposition, but described it as "legitimate and credible" – and it is no wonder, because the leader of Libya’s Transitional National Council is Washington’s perfect man in the country.
Mahmoud Jibril lived and studied in the US for years, and on his latest visit to Washington