Spain says it and other European governments have received a message from Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi proposing an immediate cease-fire in his country's war.
And the African Union is demanding an end to NATO-led bombing:
"As far as NATO airstrikes are concerned... you will see (in the summit declaration not yet made public) a clear call by heads of state and government for those airstrikes to come to an end," Ramtane Lamamra, the AU's most senior peace and security official said.
"This is part of the requirement for political solutions to become possible," he said, adding: "The African Union shares the belief... that what is taking place now goes beyond the scope of (UN resolutions) 1970 and 1973."
Can NATO's will to win (with the limited means applied) resist these calls? That will only grow stronger?
Just having this option out there will bolster the Loyalists who won't have to believe they need to win to survive--just survive to win.