TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Two high-profile defections haven't tempered Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's tone.
His latest message is that he shouldn't resign, but Western leaders should.
But his latest defiant stance came in a scroll across the bottom of state TV as he remained out of sight. The White House says Gadhafi's inner circle is clearly crumbling.
Gadhafi accused the leaders of the countries attacking his forces of being "affected by power madness."
His government's forces have regained momentum on the rapidly moving front line of the battle with the opposition. Loyalists retook the town of Brega after pushing the rebels miles back toward the territory they hold in eastern Libya.
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