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.”
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.