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sfpcjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 08:18 AM
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13. Hubba, hubba!
Edited on Thu Aug-25-11 08:21 AM by sfpcjock
"He's really very reasonable," I think she called it in the Newshour footage last night.

Muammar Gaddafi - Seeking International acceptance - Wikipedia



The United States restored its diplomatic relations with Libya during the Bush administration, removing Libya from its list of nations supporting terrorism. President George W. Bush and Dick Cheney portrayed Gaddafi's announcement as a direct consequence of the Iraq War. Hans Blix, then UN chief weapons inspector, speculated that Gaddafi feared being removed like Saddam Hussein: "I can only speculate, but I would imagine that Gadhafi could have been scared by what he saw happen in Iraq. While the Americans would have difficulty in doing the same in Iran and in North Korea as they have done in Iraq, Libya would be more exposed, so maybe he will have reasons to be worried." Historians have speculated that Gaddafi was merely continuing his attempts at normalizing relations with the West to get oil sanctions removed.


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