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Sunday, March 27, 2011

British cabinet minister: Maybe we ought to get rid of Gadhafi after all

With Barack Hussein Obama having no appetite for leadership, British Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has awoken to the reality that - despite the lack of a UN mandate to get rid of him - leaving Muammar Gadhafi in power would not be a wise thing to do.
Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi could stage a Lockerbie-style attack in revenge for coalition air strikes if he is left in power, Justice Secretary Ken Clarke said in an interview Friday.

Clarke, who is also Lord Chancellor, told the Guardian newspaper that there was still uncertainty in the government about the direction of the Libyan campaign.

"We do have one particular interest in the Maghreb (North Africa), which is Lockerbie," Clarke said, referring to the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie on December 21, 1988, which killed 270 people.

"The British people have reason to remember the curse of Kadhafi -- Kadhafi back in power, the old Kadhafi looking for revenge, we have a real interest in preventing that."
There are two problems with this entire operation: First, that no one has established any clear goals for it, and second, that it has made itself dependent on the approval of a United Nations body in which Russia and China have veto power.

Germany's Angela Merkel (who refused to bring her country into this leaderless coalition for the party) is looking wiser by the day.

What could go wrong?

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At 1:13 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I'm pretty sure that the US will make sure that one way or another that Gadhafi is gone. Public sentiment from polling here is so much in favor of getting rid of Gadhafi, that it Obama must realize it would be political disaster for him if Gadhafi was to remain in power. I'm betting that he'll be gone.


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