I doubt if anybody really paid any attention to what the protest leaders were promoting. Like a bad marriage because the couple was just in love with the idea of being in love, the "free world" was in love with the idea that Gadhaffi would be pushed out of office by his own people.
My guess is that things are only going to get a lot worse.
Now, in all honesty, are any of the new Arab leaders less Muslim fundamentalist than their predecessors? Why should anybody be surprised?
In his speech, Mr. Abdel-Jalil declared that a Qaddafi-era law that placed restrictions on multiple marriages, which is a tenet of Islamic law, or Shariah, would be done away with. The law, which stated that a first wife had to give permission before others were added, for instance, had kept polygamy rare here.
“This law is contrary to Shariah and must be stopped,” Mr. Abdel-Jalil told the crowd, vowing that the new government would adhere more faithfully to Shariah. The next day he reiterated the point to reporters at a news conference: “Shariah allows polygamy,” he said. Mr. Abdel-Jalil is known for his piety.
The same "experts" want Israel to trust the Arabs and claim that that Israel's security won't be endangered by a Pseudostinian aka Palestinian sic State. I'm not buying!