March 1, 2011

Gaddafi to Go Out in Blaze of Glory

Jacob Heilbrunn, The National Interest

AP Photo

 

President Obama is taking a pounding from various quarters for supposedly being too slow to respond to Libya's plight. To read the Wall Street Journal editorial page, he should have sent in the Marines a long time ago. Col. Gaddafi must himself be feeling a little peeved. Is this the kind of loyalty he receives in exchange for handing over his nuclear and chemical weapons programs to the Bush administration?

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TAGGED: Muammar Gaddafi, Libya, ICC

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