He is fighting because there is no place he can go. If an asylum can be arranged for him where he could live in exile without prosecution for his crime, then he may agree to stop the bloodshed and leave. It is unsavory to give him asylum, but the alternative is much more unnecessary bloodshed.
Palestinian girl, 17, arrested in Old City of Jerusalem with knife in her bag (Haaretz)
from the article: Gadhafi vows he'll stay in power, will die a martyr in Libya