Given the short (7 day) comment period over the July 4th weekend, CPO is not too surprised that there were so few comments posted on the regulations.gov website concerning a proposed MOU with Libya: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOS_FRDOC_0001-4160
After eliminating duplicates and a few unclear comments, it appears that only 19% or 7 of the commentators supported the MOU with the remaining 34 opposed in whole or part.
Four of the proponents represented group interests. Of these, one was a University and another was an archaeological group that also is a State Department contractor. Six trade associations or collector advocacy groups were among those opposed to any MOU in whole or in part. Most of the individual comments came from coin collectors or dealers.
No doubt some proponents will spin these the low numbers as a lack of public opposition to any MOU. But what really should be asked is whether the whole enterprise is really nothing more than a special interest program for archaeological groups either tied to source countries where they excavate or the State Department which funds them. Maybe there needs to be a rethink whether scarce State Department resources should be earmarked for other programs that further our national interest or promote American business abroad.