January 21, 2004
His Excellency the honorable George W. Bush,
President of the United States of America
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Dear Mr. President:
The American Libyan Freedom Alliance (ALFA) listened intently to your State of the Union Address last night. All members of Alfa were delighted to hear you reiterate your commitment to democracy and freedom in the Middle East, and particularly in Libya. Indeed this message has to be continuously reiterated to reflect your administrationís ongoing commitment to the issue of democracy and freedom.
Also, in your speech on November 6, 2003, you accurately identified tyranny as the major cause of violence, and being responsible for the proliferation of lethal weapons and their availability in the hands of terrorists. In that speech you had also resolved to end the era of world tyranny and to usher in an era of democracy, freedom, and human rights. Alfa, being an organization with particular concern for Libya, has identified Gadhafi as one of the most lethal of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the country. For the past 34 years, he has abused and oppressed his people by denying them their civil and human rights.
Mr. President, you rightly stated that Gadhafi, realizing your resolve, decided to abandon his program of Weapons of Mass Destruction, it was not the gentle prodding of the Europeans, but his fear that he could face a similar fate to that of Saddam Hussein. Tyrants utilize fear in all their national and international affairs, and only respond to credible threats and coercion. Members of Alfa have conveyed a clear message to the Libyan citizens that they have a friend in the White House who is clearly committed to their liberation and to ending their suffering at the hands of Gadhafi.
Mohamed Bugaighis Ph.D.
Chairman, American Libyan Freedom Alliance (ALFA)