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Qaddafi is dead. Lockerbie is avenged.

They caught him in a sewer and killed him. 

The British prime minister said:

“I think today is a day to remember all of Colonel Gaddafi’s victims, from those who died in connection with the Pan-Am flight over Lockerbie to Yvonne Fletcher in a London street and obviously all the victims of IRA terrorism who died through their use of Libyan Semtex.”

True. But let us not forget, however, the disgusting betrayal of the Lockerbie dead by Tony Blair and his Labour successor Gordon Brown. 

UPDATE:  To clarify, here’s what I think:

1) Qaddafi got what he had coming to him.

2) NATO should have stayed out of this thing from the beginning.

3) Libya is not going to turn into a decent democracy, but will continue to be a backwards tyranny, this time a more Islamist one, though possibly not as crazy as Qaddafi’s regime.

I don’t see any contradiction between No. 1 and either of the others.

 

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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