Gadhafi killed in crossfire after capture, Libyan PM says
October 20th, 2011
06:19 PM ET

Gadhafi killed in crossfire after capture, Libyan PM says

Deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was killed Thursday, with interim Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril saying Gadhafi was shot in crossfire between transitional government troops who captured him and the ex-ruler's loyalists.

Gadhafi's death happened apparently after he survived a NATO airstrike on a convoy in the area, a senior NATO official told CNN.

A different source a spokesman for a member of the Tripoli military council says that one of Gadhafi's sons, Mutassim, and Moammar Gadhafi's chief of intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi, also have been killed.

Early reports on how Moammar Gadhafi died were conflicting; Jibril gave his government's account late Thursday. A video aired by Al Jazeera Arabic shows someone who appears to be Gadhafi wounded  but still alive  and surrounded by fighters. A different, grisly video that aired on Al Jazeera appears to show a lifeless Gadhafi (see above). A photograph distributed by the news agency Agence France-Presse also appeared to show the longtime dictator severely wounded. CNN could not independently verify the authenticity of the images.

In another major development, revolutionary fighters said they wrested control of Sirte on Thursday. And NATO said it is going to convene soon for a meeting to discuss ending its operation in Libya, a source told CNN.

Moammar Gadhafi, 69, was in power for 42 years before being ousted in an uprising this year.

[Update 6:16 p.m. ET] An already-injured Moammar Gadhafi was killed in a crossfire Thursday between transitional government troops and the ex-ruler's loyalists shortly after he was captured alive, National Transitional Council Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril said late Thursday.

Citing the coroner's office in Misrata, where Gadhafi's body was brought, Jibril said the fugitive former strongman had been taken alive, unharmed and without resistance in his hometown of Sirte. But a gun battle erupted between NTC fighters and Gadhafi's supporters as his captors attempted to load him into a vehicle, Jibril said, leaving Gadhafi with a wound to his right arm.

More shooting erupted as the vehicle drove away, and Gadhafi was shot in the head, Jibril told reporters. Gadhafi died moments before arriving at a hospital, he said.

Jibril said that before the run to the hospital, Gadhafi was found hiding in a sewage pipe, according to Reuters.

Earlier, a senior NATO official said Gadhafi is believed to have been killed at the hands of fighters outside of his hometown of Sirte, Libya, after surviving a NATO airstrike on a convoy in the area.

The British Broadcasting Corp. says it has talked to anti-Gadhafi forces who say they found Gadhafi hiding in a drainage pipe under a road on the outskirts of Sirte, though they were arguing over which person captured him. They also showed off a golden gun that they said was taken from Gadhafi.

Anti-Gadhafi fighters show off an apparently gold-plated gun that they say was taken from Moammar Gadhafi on Thursday.

[Update 4:06 p.m. ET] Moammar Gadhafi is believed to have survived a combined strike Thursday on his convoy near Sirte before dying later at the hands of fighters outside the coastal city, a senior NATO official told CNN.

An official with the U.S. Department of Defense told CNN that French fighter jets and a Predator drone, firing a Hellfire missile, struck the convoy Thursday morning. That official, however, was unable to say if Gadhafi was part of the targeted convoy.

[Update 2:59 p.m. ET] NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced on Thursday hours after Moammar Gadhafi was killed that the alliance eventually "will terminate our mission" in that North African nation.

"We will terminate our mission in coordination with the United Nations and the National Transitional Council. With the reported fall of Bani Walid and Sirte, that moment has now moved much closer," Rasmussen said.

[Update 2:37 p.m. ET] Here is a large portion of U.S. President Barack Obama's statement on Gadhafi's death:

"Today, the government of Libya announced the death of Moammar Gadhafi. This marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of Libya, who now have the opportunity to determine their own destiny and a new and democratic Libya. For four decades, the Gadhafi regime ruled the Libyan people with an iron fist. Basic human rights were denied, innocent civilians were detained, beaten and killed, Libya’s wealth was squandered. The enormous potential of the Libyan people was held back, and terror was used as a political weapon. Today we can definitively say that the Gadhafi regime has come to an end. The last major regime strongholds have fallen. A new government is consolidating control over the country. One of the world’s longest serving dictators is no more.

"One year ago, the notion of a free Libya seemed impossible, but then the Libyan people rose up and demanded their rights. And when Gadhafi and his forces started going city to city, town by town to brutalize men, women and children, the world refused to stand idly by. Faced with the potential of mass atrocities and a call for help from the Libyan people, the United States and our friends and allies, stopped Gadhafi’s forces in their tracks. A coalition that included the United States, NATO and Arab nations persevered through the summer to protect Libyan civilians. Meanwhile, the courageous Libyan people fought for their own future and broke the back of the regime.

"This is a momentous day in the history of Libya. The dark shadow of tyranny has been lifted, and with this enormous promise, the Libyan people now have a great responsibility: to build an inclusive, tolerant and democratic Libya that stands as the ultimate rebuke to Gadhafi’s dictatorship. We look forward to the announcement of the country’s liberation, a quick formation of an interim government, and a stable transition to Libya’s first free and fair election. And we call on our Libyan friends to continue to work with the international community to secure dangerous materials and to respect the rights of all Libyans, including those who’ve been detained.

"We are under no illusions. Libya will travel a long and winding road to full democracy. There will be difficult days ahead. But the United States, together with the international community, is committed to the Libyan people. You have won your revolution. Now we will be a partner as you forge a future that provides dignity, freedom and opportunity. For the region, today’s events prove once more that the rule of an iron fist inevitably comes to an end. Across the Arab world, citizens have stood up to claim their rights. Youth are delivering a powerful rebuke to dictatorship. And those leaders who try to deny their human dignity will not succeed."

[Update 2:15 p.m. ET] U.S. President Barack Obama said Gadhafi's death "marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of Libya." The people Libya of, he said, now have the opportunity to "determine their own destiny" and form "a new and democratic Libya."

"Today we can definitively say that the Gadhafi regime has come to an end," he said.

Obama said the NATO mission in Libya - the United States has participated in NATO's enforcement over a no-fly zone over Libya since the early days of that country's uprising this year - will end soon.

"Without putting a single U.S. (service member) on the ground, we achieved our objective, and the NATO mission will soon come to an end," Obama said. Citing what he called a growing U.S. strength around the world, Obama said: "We've demonstrated what collective action can achieve in the 21st century."

[Update 1:50 p.m. ET] Arabic language TV network Al Arabiya has shown an image of what is reported to be the body of one of Gadhafi's sons, Mutassim Gadhafi. CNN has not verified the image.

A spokesman for a member of the Tripoli military council said earlier Thursday that Mutassim Gadhafi and Abdullah al-Senussi - who was Moammar Gadhafi's chief of intelligence – were killed, in addition to Moammar Gadhafi.

Mutassim Gadhafi once allegedly helped plot a coup against his father and had to flee the country when it failed. He was eventually forgiven and became his father's national security adviser. Mutassim was involved in official talks with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2009 about improving U.S.-Libyan relations.

[Update 1:49 p.m. ET] More from CNN's interview with Ali Aujali, the Libyan National Transitional Council's ambassador to the United States: He said Libya likely won't send the only man convicted in the 1988 PanAm Flight 103 bombing back to Scotland or other countries.

Aujali said that maybe Abdelbeset al Megrahi can help the new government understand how the bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, was carried out during the late Moammar Gadhafi's reign. But he cited al Megrahi's poor health as a factor, saying he is a "very sick man" and is "living with oxygen beside his bed."

A Scottish court convicted al Megrahi of murder in the 1988 bombing of PanAm Flight 103, which fell from the sky after the explosion, killing 259 people on the airplane and 11 people on the ground. The Scottish government granted al Megrahi a compassionate release in 2009 for medical reasons. He was said to have had only months to live when he was released two years ago, but he still is alive.

[Update 1:44 p.m. ET] Journalist Robin Wright, who has written extensively about Libya and the region, said on CNN that all of Libya's approximately 140 tribes will likely want a share of the political and economic spoils of Gadhafi’s death.

[Update 1:21 p.m. ET] The Libyan National Transitional Council's ambassador to the United States, Ali Aujali, thanked President Barack Obama and the American people for their help in toppling the Moammar Gadhafi regime.

"Thank you very much America," Aujali told CNNs' Wolf Blitzer. "You took the right decision."

He said that the NTC will likely, in accordance with Muslim traditions, bury Gadhafi's body.Blitzer asked him where that body might be buried, but Aujali did not say, adding only that it would be done in a "humble" manner.

Aujali formerly served as Libya's ambassador to the United States under Gadhafi.

Blitzer asked Aujali if Libya would reimburse the United States for its operations in Libya. The United States has been part of a NATO military mission enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya since the early days of 2011's Libyan revolt against Gadhafi.

"I think this is one of the issues that can be discussed," Aujali answered.

[Update 1:10 p.m. ET] Another one of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, has been killed, TV network Al Arabiya reports. CNN has not confirmed the report.

Earlier Thursday, a member of the Tripoli military council said that Gadhafi son Mutassim Gadhafi, and Moammar Gadhafi's chief of intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi, were killed.

[Update 1:08 p.m. ET] Reacting to the news of Moammar Gadhafi's death, Vice President Joe Biden said that "NATO got it right" and "the people of Libya got rid of a dictator."

Speaking to an audience in Plymouth, New Hampshire, Biden said Libya has “a chance now." He told the audience that America spent $2 billion and “didn’t lose a single life” helping to liberate Libya. “This is more a prescription about how we ought to deal going forward,” he said.

[Update 12:57 p.m. ET] U.S. President Barack Obama will make a statement in the White House Rose Garden at 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, the White House announced.

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, said Moammar Gadhafi's death "clears the way for the Transitional National Council in Libya to begin to put together a representative government."

"A number of the people who led the Transitional National Council were educated in the United States and we are obviously hopeful that, that they will want to have a representative government and they will be an ally of the United States," said McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky.

[Update 12:53 p.m. ET] Retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Mark T. Kimmitt told CNN that NATO probably will review what it did right, and what it could do better, in light of Gadhafi’s death.

Kimmitt, who served as assistant secretary of state in the last five months of George W. Bush’s presidency, said that among some of the questions NATO should answer is how to locate shoulder-fire missiles which are reportedly aplenty in the country, as well as mines which are unaccounted for, he said.

[Update 12:37 p.m. ET]  TV networks Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Rabiya are showing video of someone who appears to be Moamaar Gadhafi wounded but still alive and surrounded by fighters.

Video that Al Jazeera aired earlier today shows what appears to be Gadhafi's lifeless body.

Conflicting reports have been made regarding how Gadhafi died on Thursday. Libyan Information Minister Mahmoud Shammam told CNN that revolutionary fighters attacked a house where Gadhafi was hiding, and that Gadhafi was shot while trying to flee.

Guma el-Gamaty, a Libyan political activist and former London coordinator for Libya's National Transitional Council, told CNN from London that Gadhafi was conscious and was talking shortly after he was injured. El-Gamaty, citing leaders of anti-Gadhafi forces, also said that Gadhafi was injured as he resisted attempts to capture him.

Gadhafi said, “who are you, what’s going on?” after he was injured, but died later, according to el-Gamaty, who cited anti-Gadhafi forces. El-Gamaty said Gadhafi died as he was being transported to a hospital in Misrata.

[Update 12:20 p.m. ET] German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the death of Moammar Gadhafi on Thursday is "important" for Libyans.

"A bloody war which Gadhafi waged against his own people now comes to a close. The way is finally clear for a new and peaceful political beginning," she said.

[Update 12:17 p.m. ET] French President Nicolas Sarkozy's office called Moammar Gadhafi's "disappearance" Thursday a "major step" in the struggle by Libyans to "free themselves from dictatorship and violence."

[Update 11:50 a.m. ET] David Gergen, a CNN senior political analyst and an adviser to four U.S. presidents, reacted to Gadhafi’s death: “Thank goodness. The world is rid of a tyrant,” he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

Gadhafi's death “does promise something new” for Libya, and the Libyans “deserve” this news, Gergen said. However, Gergen cautioned that the death doesn’t bring stability to Libya or the region.

[Update 11:46 a.m. ET] Moammar Gadhafi "was not killed in an airstrike," interim Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril said Thursday in Tripoli.

Conflicting reports have been made regarding how and where Gadhafi died. Libyan Information Minister Mahmoud Shammam told CNN that revolutionary fighters attacked a house where Gadhafi was hiding, and that Gadhafi was shot while trying to flee.

NATO has said that its aircraft struck two pro-Gadhafi military vehicles in the vicinity of Sirte. It's unclear whether that had any role in Gadhafi's death.

[Update 11:45 a.m. ET] U.S. Sen. John McCain said of reports of Gadhafi's death: "I think it's a great day."

The United States has been part of a NATO military mission enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya since the early days of 2011's Libyan revolt against Gadhafi. McCain said that when he and other lawmakers visited Tripoli to speak with anti-Gadhafi officials after Gadhafi's overthrow, those officials said that they would seriously consider reimbursing the United States for its efforts. The amount that the Libyans said they would try to give back to the United States is approximately $1 billion, McCain told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

U.S. Defense Department costs for operations in Libya stand at about $1.1 billion as of September 30, according to Pentagon spokesman George Little. That includes daily military operations, munitions, the drawdown of supplies and humanitarian assistance.

McCain said that the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama "deserves credit" for how the crisis in Libya has been handled.

[Update 11:35 a.m. ET] U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Gadhafi's death "marks a historic transition for Libya."

"In the coming days, we will witness scenes of celebration, as well as grief for those who lost so much. Yet let us recognize, immediately, that this is only the end of the beginning," Ban said, referring in part to the work that Libya's anti-Gadhafi movement still has to do to transition from Gadhafi's regime. "The road ahead for Libya and its people will be difficult and full of challenges.".

[Update 11:27 a.m. ET] Streets in Libya's capital, Tripoli, are jammed with people who are celebrating, CNN's Dan Rivers reports from the city. Gunfire presumably celebratory can be heard. Video from Tripoli shows many people waving the flag that Libya's National Transitional Council adopted after Gadhafi's ouster.

[Update 11:21 a.m. ET] A pro-Moammar Gadhafi channel, Al-Rai, is now reporting the death of the former Libyan leader, citing NATO sources.

[Update 11:02 a.m. ET] The Libyan ambassador to the United Kingdom confirmed Moammar Gadhafi's death Thursday and said his body is in the Libyan city of Misrata.

News of the ambassador's comments comes minutes after the interim Libyan prime minister announced Gadhafi's death.

[Update 10:59 a.m. ET] The son of a long-missing anti-Gadhafi activist says that reports of Gadhafi’s death are overwhelming to him.

“I can’t explain,” Ahmed Almegaryaf said. “[It is] something I’ve been wanting to hear all my life. Hopefully it really was him that was captured.”

Almegaryaf is the son of Izzat Almegaryaf, who the son says was captured by Egyptian security services in 1990 and handed over to the Libyans. He said he has not heard from his father since.

Almegaryaf said he that even if his father is dead, Izzat Almegaryaf will be “smiling down” on Libya if Gadhafi is gone. Read more about Almegaryaf.

[Update 10:54 a.m. ET] NATO's top military official, Supreme Allied Commander Adm. James Stavridis, will call for a special session to address ending the NATO mission in Libya, a senior NATO official says, according to CNN's Barbara Starr.

“It will be very soon, perhaps next day or two. (Stavridis) will give a recommendation and a special session of the NAC will be convened," the official said.

Stavridis is now looking at “key pieces of intelligence” to make that recommendation, according to the official. That will include assessing whether anti-Gadhafi forces control Sirte, and whether Gadhafi loyalists can mount any significant counter-strike.

[Update 10:39 a.m. ET] Gadhafi's son, Mutassim, and his chief of intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi, have been killed, according to Anees al-Sharif, spokesman for AbdelHakim Belhajj of the Tripoli military council.

This report comes on the day that the interim Libyan prime minister says that Moammar Gadhafi was killed.

[Update 10:36 a.m. ET] Former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has been killed, interim Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril told reporters in Tripoli Thursday.

[Update 10:32 a.m. ET] Catherine Ashton, the European Union foreign policy chief, said if the reports of Gadhafi's death are confirmed, his demise "brings closure to a tragic period in the lives of so many Libyans."

She also said that the fall of Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte "marks the end of the Gadhafi era."

"Libya is now under the full control of National Transitional Council forces," she said.

[Update 10:22 a.m. ET] Guma el-Gamaty, a Libyan political activist and former London coordinator for Libya's National Transitional Council, told CNN from London that leaders of anti-Gadhafi forces told him that Gadhafi was conscious and was talking shortly after he was injured.

Gadhafi said, “who are you, what’s going on?” but died later, according to el-Gamaty, who cited anti-Gadhafi forces. He said Gadhafi was injured as he resisted attempts to capture him.

[Update 10:14 a.m. ET] CNN's Ben Wedeman, who has covered the uprising in Libya for months, said one of the biggest risks for Libya moving forward is a strong impulse among revolutionary fighters and political leaders to commit revenge killings in an attempt to get rid of leftover elements of Gadhafi’s regime. Rioting and looting, thanks to overall instability, could follow, Wedeman said.

Former Gadhafi aide Abubaker Saad, now a professor of Middle Eastern history at Western Connecticut State University, told CNN that he is more optimistic about how Gadhafi's alleged death would affect Libya. He said on CNN that Libya's National Transitional Council is "really thirsty" to enact democratic reforms in the country.Saad said positive change will happen, but he added that it would be "foolish" to expect "smooth sailing" in a country which has been ruled for more than four decades by a dictator.

[Update 10:07 a.m. ET] Cell phone video aired by Arabic language TV network Al Jazeera appears to show Gadhafi's bloody body.

[Update 10 a.m. ET] CNN's Phil Black, reporting from the British prime minister's residence in London, says that the British government is making no comment about reports of Gadhafi's death, and that it's unlikely they would do so before Washington.

Black noted that there have been "enthusiastic" reports of other Libyan leaders' deaths and capture since the fall of Tripoli that have turned out to be false.

[Update 9:56 a.m. ET]  A State Department official familiar with the latest information coming out of Libya said it “looks like he’s been killed," but the department is still awaiting official confirmation. The official would only speak if his name not be used.

[Update 9:48 a.m. ET] Abubaker Saad, a former Gadfahi aide who is now a professor of Middle Eastern history and culture at Western Connecticut State University, said he believed the loyalty that certain Libyan tribes showed to Gadhafi will not transfer to his sons. “None of (Gadhfai’s sons) can muster the loyalty of the tribal groups ... that  their father had.”

[Update 9:29 a.m. ET] Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can't confirm reports of Moammar Gadhafi's capture or death. But she said on Thursday either development would "add legitimacy and relief to the formation of a new government" in Libya.

A former member of the Libyan National Transitional Council, Guma El-Gamaty, told CNN from London that Gadhafi is dead. "This is the end of the tyrant," he said.

[Update 9:21 a.m. ET] Rebels said Moammar Gadhafi was killed when fighters attacked the house where he was Thursday, National Transitional Council Information Minister Mahmoud Shamman told CNN. "He tried to flee and they killed him. When they met him, he was alive and he was killed in action," Shamman said. Shamman said the NTC's chairman or prime minister will officially confirm the death.

Abubaker Saad, who worked for Gadhafi for nine years, spoke to CNN via Skype. He viewed a photo that news agency AFP says is Gadhafi bloodied and captured. Saad said he is "90 percent" sure that the man in the photo is Gadhafi. Saad said he is "thrilled" at the news and that it was crucial to have Gadhafi captured or killed either one because as long as he was alive or free, he could possibly rally supporters and maintain some level of power. Saad is a professor in the history department at Western Connecticut State University. He teaches Middle East history and cultures.

[Update 9:04 a.m. ET] Most Western governments declined to comment on the reports Thursday, with the U.S. State Department saying it could not confirm the media reports were correct. One exception was Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, whose country took part in the NATO-led air operation in Libya, who said Gadhafi was in custody. "My assistant has just told me that Gadhafi really has been captured," Rutte said during a visit to Moscow. "I am glad that he has been captured." Listen to why Washington is hesitating to confirm reports. If reports are true, it is positive news for U.S. national security, CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

[Update 8:56 a.m. ET] Mahmoud Shamman, National Transitional Council Information Minister, tells CNN that a press conference will be happening soon about the alleged death of Gadhafi. Shamman said Gadhafi is dead and that is "a great victory" for the Libyan people. CNN's Dan Rivers spoke to him in Tripoli where crowds are cheering, shooting guns in a celebratory way and honking their horns.

Rebels said Gadhafi was killed when fighters attacked the house where he was Thursday, Shamman told CNN. "He tried to flee and they killed him. When they met him, he was alive and he was killed in action," Shamman said. Shamman said the NTC's chairman or prime minister will officially confirm the death.

CNN's Ben Wedeman, who covers the region and has covered Libya extensively, said that much caution should be used with these reports, because false information has come out previously. It is being reported that Gadhafi was found in a storm drain. "It's a bit of surprise because we knew that he had escaped from Tripoli" with a lot of cash and weapons, Wedeman said. It would seem odd that Gadhafi would end up in a manhole-type of area, Wedeman said live on CNN.

[Update 8:47 a.m. ET] A cell phone photo, seen above, distributed by the Agence France-Presse shows the apparent arrest of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. In the photo, a man identified as Gadhafi appears wounded and bloodied.

[Update 8:39 a.m. ET] AbdelHakim Bilhajj, head of the National Transitional Council military arm in Tripoli, announced live on Al-Jazeera Arabic Thursday that Gadhafi is dead.

Al-Ahrar, a National Transitional Council TV station, reports that Gadhafi is dead. The station didn't cite a source and the news couldn't be independently confirmed.

The White House has not confirmed the report of Gadhafi's death or capture, a senior administration official said Thursday.

NATO said its aircraft struck two pro-Gadhafi military vehicles in the Sirte vicinity Thursday."These armed vehicles were conducting military operations and presented a clear threat to civilians," Col. Roland Lavoie said.

Earlier Thursday morning CNN reported that revolutionary fighters said they had captured Gadhafi. That was reported on Libyan television on Thursday. The report cited the Misrata Military Council. That report could not be independently confirmed by CNN. Around that time, the National Transitional Council military spokesman told CNN that reports of Gadhafi's capture are only rumors. Abdurahman Bousin added at that time that it was doubtful that Gadhafi was even in or around his hometown of Sirte.

Meanwhile fighters loyal to the NTC took control of Sirte Thursday, the council said. CNN's Dan Rivers is in Tripoli where massive crowds are cheering and honking their car horns. Many are shooting into the air in celebration.

[Update 8:07 a.m. ET] The State Department can't confirm reports about the capture or killing of Gadhafi, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

[Update 7:32 a.m. ET]  A "big fish" has been captured in Libya, but a spokesman for the new rulers couldn't say for sure whether it was Gadhafi.

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  1. Shimey

    Great.. now people are going be like OMG obama is so great when he hasnt dont anyhing. Obama has been a HORRIBLE President.. God I hope he's not re-elected in 2012. Obabma will take credit for something again that he didnt do.

    October 20, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • grist

      Actually, Obama has changed foreign policy in a very positive way. The idea of "leading from behind" rather than massive invasions of countries is much cheaper, costs fewer American lives, and promotes good will in the places we do this. It is a win-win policy which hopefully will continue.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • ME

      ... They're called "Proxy Wars". Not that I disagree with this one, but several administrations have done this, and I suspect most supporters of Obama's Proxy War haven't supported the past ones. Hope you're more consistent than others.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Jonsie

      Leading from behind – LOL – you have your head in the sand! Excuse the pun.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeremy

      Yet he still supports aborting innocent children....

      October 20, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • RonnieReagan

      Presuming a caliphate doesn't fill the void. Look it up.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • THE PHOTO

      Amen.....Bush killed over 5000 troops in Iraq and for what? We toppled Libya from the air, and most of the work was by our PARNTERS. Republican foreign policy sucks.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Kerry Berger

      Totally agreed.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    • politicsisdirty

      Nope.

      The policy of leading from behind means...."I am with you and support you. If it succeeds, I will claim credit but if it doesn't you are on your own."

      October 20, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      This just shows that voters should trust country governance only to intelligent, educated and qualified professionals (like Obama), not priviliged cowboys like Bush The Second who spaced out through Yale university and found some "moral christian values" after binge drinking

      October 20, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • THE american

      Yea! Hopefully we will continue till we take the world :D Freedom and peace need to be promoted by rockets and bombs; rockets and bombs everywhere! I feel safe now but, more death needs to happen. Killing in the name of peace, what a novel concept ;) I am sure Gadhafi was about to destroy my country, just as I suspected all along. He had screwed my life up sooo much... I couldn't begin to describe! Who's next? Where's it coming from?! Man do I love freedom and war!!! Freedom and war... freedom and war... freedom and war... peace...

      October 20, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • CDR

      Obama would make a great leader of NATO or something like that....While he is playing around overseas, the USA is left with 9%+ unemployment...

      We need a Presdent of the United States!!

      October 20, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Emigdio Alvarez

      thats seem to be a better idea then Bush's "Shock and Awe" plan.

      October 20, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • seeingitself

      Agreed, I like what Obama is doing in regards to foreign policy. I am a firm supporter of him & will vote for Obama again in 2012.

      October 20, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Brandon

      I agree 100%

      October 20, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • PaulMo

      Agreed 100%.

      October 20, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • michaelfury

      "a win-win policy"

      Indeed.

      http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/profits-and-losses/

      October 20, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Well said.

      October 20, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      exactly!

      October 20, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • scot

      This current administration is doing a great job with international affairs ! To bad the congress will not back him up with the domestic affairs. Maybe if we can get rid of these do nothing democrats and radical republicans this next election we will get something done.

      October 20, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      If you look at history, everytime a repug has interjected himself into a conflict at a crucial moment, we get defeated. The hidden truth has always been, that Dems are just better at war and peace decisions.

      October 20, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • HZ

      Conservatives can't make up their mind if they want to say Obama made a bad decision or if they want to try to take credit from him for Libya! Now some of them are claiming that the US should have sent troops in on the ground to secure any possible WMD. Funny, they were singing a very different tune at the start.

      October 20, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • dave

      Leading from behind is for a person who has no concept on leading and what it takes to be successful. All he is doing is following along blindly, but Obummer will definitely be the first in front of the camera to take full credit! He is an imbecile.

      October 20, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • David

      If you remember, this is what John Kerry wanted to do. He wanted to decrease our over all military, but increase parts of the military like special forces. Unfortunately, we need this done some time back, because now it is a little to late, our country is burning back home...

      October 20, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • OGR99

      You may be right, but it's too early to tell here.

      October 20, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • RS1

      Another big win for Obama. Bin Laden killed, Gaddafi killed. These two were the two 'leaders' left who were mass murderers of Americans. Obama got them both. This is the result of his policy, he deserves credit, just as if these two had got away he would get blame.

      October 20, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • parkmore

      I do not think that a win win. Killing people never been win win. You are hoping that will continue, sham on you. As democrat, sham on me too and next year I will not vote for obama

      October 20, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • bill

      absolutely agree. but you're still going to have the "nobamas" out there that will continue to fault his success no matter what he does. he could bring about world peace, end hunger and put a new fuel efficient car in every garage and they would just label him the anti-christ and hate him that much more. sad

      October 20, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kerry

      Agreed, it has been a highly successful policy. Usually I would expect Republican Administrations to be good at strategy, but with the Bush Administration that was not the case at all. Both the Iraq and Afghanistan war strategies were poorly designed. It just got us into the quagmire and the result has been we went from being heroes who helped to topple corrupt regimes to being despised for our lousy occupation policies that benefited US companies but not ordinary citizens of either Iraq or Afghanistan.

      October 20, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeanette

      @ grist, Obama needs to start doing more for his OWN country, it clearly shows cares more about other countries than his own.

      October 20, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lee

      Oh yes, I think it is great we've found a way to topple and prop up governments to suit american interests that is slightly more economical. What a great day!

      October 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zavijava

      Obama 2
      Baddies 0

      October 20, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gem

      Amen - he's done a good job.

      October 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • dinak

      Since when is shooting a man in his own home, who is alleged to have planned terrorist attacks, leading from behind? Bin Laden did not get his day in court – not even a military trial – we invaded Pakistan and murdered him. U r a hypocrite. Bush did what he thought was best, as is Obama – to say that Bush had only evil intent while Obama has good is a disgusting lie.

      October 20, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      Uh no, Obama DRONES the heck out of countries, worse than Bush ever did, and more civilians are being killed. Google it.

      October 20, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony1954

      You actually give credit to Obama for this? If so, your'e a bigger idiot than your Messiah.

      October 20, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bud

      Your Absolutely Right Grist. The republicans just can't stand anything postive the Honorable President Obama does. President Obama's Foreign Policy is outstanding. He has succeeded in doing almost everything he has promised on foreign policy. No were not out of Iraq yet but it's close. Bin-Laden is dead and many more terrorist are dead thanks to President Obama and our military. So no matter what the republicans say no one can successfully critisize President Obamas foreign policy. No my President Obama's only concern is domestically. Most of that is not his fault but being the current president makes him somewhat responsible by default. But no matter what happents I'll never vote republican. Obama inherited most of the problems and every proposal to boost the economy is rebuffed by the republican party. It's a political game. The republicans know they can't win on foreign policy and if the economy gets better they will lose their too. So the whole republican mission is to keep the economy in the trash can and they do this by oppossing jobs, and every other proposal that puts people to work. It's politics and I hope they are not fooling people. Good day, Joe.

      October 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • alfonso66

      Yep !!! Yep !!! Good way to run a war I agree that is so true much cheaper and less American men and woman to sacrifice, actually 0 soldiers to sacrifice will just lead the war to Nato and the Rebel forces. If G.W. Bush was in office or McCain they would just start a third war and invade Libya and then our Economy would go to the shambles and it wouldn't be repairable anymore, the Economy would be completely destroyed.

      October 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • dralien

      He just needs to get congress' permission next time he decides to launch missiles in another country.

      October 20, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ray Songtree

      more information would aid your understanding
      see http://www.ask-obama.com

      October 20, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • judith

      I couldn't agree with you more. Obama has done things the smart way, whereas Bush wanted to be a "go it alone" cowboy hero and screwed up royally.

      October 20, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      So the US hasn't been doing that for the last 100 years?The CIA hasn't had its hand in everything thats happened in the last 70 yrs? Get a grip with yourself and stop trying to give this empty suit president credit for everything.

      October 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Priest

      Leading from behind is what the pope teaches us to do with all the little alter boys!

      October 20, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • steveinmo

      exactly the way the antichrist would lead; providing false hope, performing false miracles, and speaking false pleasantries.

      October 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • steveinmo

      exactly the way the a n t i c h r i s t would lead; providing false hope, performing false miracles, and speaking false pleasantries.

      October 20, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      I totally agree with you. I totally admire Obama's strategies. Can Obama write a book and bring out his best strategies. Republican think aggressiveness is the way to win something, show to the all world who ur, that is a stupid sttrategy republicans have been using.

      October 20, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJ

      This is not a Political Story. There is something very wrong with you.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Kimberly

      I agree that this shouldn't be a politicized story. But unfortunately, lately it seems as if EVERYTHING is a political story.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • don

      Oh yeah, why don't you tune in to Fox news Network and lets see what Rush Fatboy has to say about it.

      October 20, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • deedee

      Not political? Then what is it?????? Goofball.

      October 20, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Playjojo

      Not political! How do you figure that? I don't think you can get more! Where are you when the morons come on and start spouting political nonsense during say, an article on someone winning a golf tournament? You get these idiots who'll get off of any article, yet you're finally on the right article, and you're wrong. Lol.

      October 20, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • kcs

      Did you even read the entire article? If not, this is Sen. McCain response. "the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama "deserves credit" for how the crisis in Libya has been handled."

      October 20, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • I agree with you

      there is something wrong with me, how did you know?

      October 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • closetiguana

      Try and tell that to the people of Libya.

      October 20, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • sara

      yes it is. It would be if the President's decision had failed.

      October 20, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • closetiguana

      Tell that to the Libyan people.

      October 20, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amarpreet

      Everything is political.

      October 20, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • guad

      ^1/1000 people realize

      October 20, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • tensor

      Sure it is, in more ways than one. Must be a sad day for the Bush family and the GOP to lose such a close friend.

      October 20, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Isabel

      HAHA than what is it?

      October 21, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • LM

      There are almost 30 countries involved in the NATO operations in Libya, and the man is charge is Charles Bouchard, who is Canadian. Maybe instead of blaming Obama for something that has nothing to do with him you could do a little research first?

      October 20, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • jorge washinsen

      Go back in history for 70 years and check who has paid the bills in money an life for the world we have left.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Thank you Canada!!

      October 20, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Ted

      People in this country like being hateful, it's the new american way. Thanks Republicans you taught your people well!!

      October 20, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      Are you really that naive to think the U.S. is realliy not in charge? The canadian is a puppet.

      October 20, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • michaelfury

      "Reporters were also taken to Sabratha hospital some 10 kilometres from Sorman, where an AFP correspondent saw nine bodies, including two children. They also saw body parts including a child’s head.

      Canadian Lieutenant General Charles Bouchard, commander of NATO operations in Libya, insisted the military was targeted.

      'This strike will greatly degrade Kadhafi regime forces’ ability to carry on their barbaric assault against the Libyan people,' said Bouchard."

      http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/humanitarian-disaster/

      October 20, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • joel

      ya blame the candians

      October 20, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Wisdom mude

      No mata wot d argumement is al abt d most important thing is dat Gadafhi is dead

      October 20, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • james

      amen

      October 20, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • qsqqjx

      cut the crap dude.... like we do not know usa started everything... pathetic

      October 20, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • jk

      of all the 30 countries you have mentioned USA is most influential and something goes wrong, people gonna put the blame on USA, because It Is Always USA and its allies issue

      October 20, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • garc

      It's much more fun for them to blame Obama. They'll never do research. This is why the teabaggers and their ilk hate and fear education/intellect.

      October 20, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • trxstr

      NATO is a coalition of American puppets..it doesnt matter who led what..what matters is the American Oil people wanted Qaddafi dead, the Islamic haters wanted him dead, and that is why hes dead now...this link spells it out:

      October 20, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      doesn't this work both ways; blame and credit? Sounds like NATO (charles) and the Libyan people should be on the headlines, not Obama.

      October 20, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • citizen

      Obama is taking the credi so it is logical that he take the blame as well.

      October 20, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • sara

      The U.S. is head of the U.N. The president put together this powerful coalition to take Kaddafy out without losing one single life. It has everything to do with him. The rebels would have been slaughtered by now.

      October 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • the reason why

      I agree with you...Obama had NOTHING to do with this..in fact,while he is going on and on about the Lybians victory,I,as an American ,want to know if NATO will assist US in getting rid of OUR oppressor...one Barak H Obama and sooner than next November.......If he were REALLY worthy of the office of the President,he would be WORKING every day in Washington,NOT out Campaigning in OUR BUS,OUR PLANE on OUR DIME in the middle of the worst RECESSION since the 1930s Depression (which he hasn't fixed YET)

      October 20, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aginor

      Obama had everything to do with throwing money at something we should have had nothing to do with. As usual. And for what? So we can have yet another country that's even more radical? Sorry, they only thing I will cheer about Obama is when he is booted out of office.

      October 20, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ricardo

      We provide substantial funding and weapons.

      October 20, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • jAY

      Yes... Nato did but it was the Americans that was on play. Who do you think NATO is? It is nothing but a tool to force American and western powers on countries that do not agree with the West. It is really a shame that a legitimate ruler of Libya, Iraq, ended with the hands of the western powers. It is a shame for those countries and people who think they are liberated by undoing their own leaders with the foreign force. Arabs are so dummy. They cannot even see what is really coming. I wish them all good luck.

      October 20, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Conky2012

      He took over the Libya mission, get your facts right. The person who actually led from the start of this whole thing isn't on paper, and I wonder why.

      October 20, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • us1776

      The president receives daily briefing on Libya.

      We had the intelligence about Gadhafi.

      A US-French air strike was launched that wounded Gadhafi but did not kill him.

      The NTC then found him hiding in a sewer drain and one of his guards shot him during capture.

      .

      October 20, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • us1776

      The president receives daily briefing on Libya.

      We had intelligence about Gadhafi.

      A US-French air strike was launched that wounded Gadhafi but did not kill him.

      The NTC then found him hiding in a sewer drain and one of his guards shot him during capture.

      October 20, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • kasdjaksgjkasljg

      Obama is the head chief. I guess to you he's just has no power or is useless we'll that what any person would summarize what you said. Obama will lose the next election. Kiss the opportunity goodbye of another black president from becoming president again for a long time. How ignorant the black race has become and has learned the whites man's corrupt ways.

      October 20, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • m

      Bonehead....Obama hired him!

      October 20, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Meki60

      okay, lets have a statement from the UN, it will not come because the US took control of this by orders from BO.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • 3rd grader

      You keep saying this but I don't beleave you because you only heard someone say it and dont reely know. And I would hide in a hole if I wanted to run away and I hope the ternorrnists are dumb too and dont pretend to be Mexicans and sneak in and hurt us.

      October 21, 2011 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      NATO is the US. PERIOD. If the US pulled out of NATO, there would be no NATO. Yes other countries contribute, but it is simply a convenient cover for US military action.

      October 21, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
    • rich

      give it up shimey why do you people try to turn everything into an opertunity to down Obama give it up

      October 20, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • capnmike

      They do this because they can't stand the idea that a colored man has 10 times the brains they could ever hope for, and are jealous and stupid. So they voluntarily buy into the Repiglican and teaparty lies and craziness...These morons actually still believe that Obama is a moslem, a dictator, a communist, not a citizen, etc etc...it's because they WANT to believe this crap. It's a combination of jealousy and stupidity.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Justinstl

      I and nearly everyone I know would never vote republican....PERIOD! Yes I am saying that I would vote for Charles Manson (if he was running and dem) before the Pope (if he were repub and running ) any day! There is NO SUCH THING AS A GOOD REPUBLICAN!

      October 20, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • spudmeister

      "why do you people try to turn everything into an opertunity to down Obama".... It's called payback. Libs still can't speak a sentence without blaming Bush (or Palin) for something.

      October 20, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • because

      Because they can't run on anything positive that they have done.........Notice the debates are more about social issues than jobs, especially Romney since he has shipped soooo many over seas.....

      October 20, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Bible Clown

      Why? Have you seen the GOP candidates?

      October 20, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Saidou

      Yo Rich, check you spellings man... LOL

      October 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bible Clown

      They see their Party bleeding to death from 999 cuts, and they can't think of anything to do.

      October 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tee

      Do us all a favor and go back and finish grade school. It is difficult to read such rubbish. Your grammar isn't making it.

      October 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diego Defeo

      Hi rich, I dont want to be shocking or anything like that, but in my opinion (and in event like this) one of the worst things is to be simplist. Im not from U.S., but "the good and the bad guys" is too simplist for me. Let me tell you that Im from Argentina, where in 1994 the Israel embassy blowed up killing many people from that building and other argentinian citizens in the street. Those were 100% inocents, but I cannot forget the huge responsibility that the Israel goverment had to not make possible peace, as well as the "other part".
      Do you remember all the business the G. Bush had with Saddam Hussein? How can I understand that some time later he was one of the worst criminals ever?

      October 20, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • chase

      There has been worse presidents. And I think its more of our government sucks. A collective group up numnuts.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      There USE to be worse presidents!!!

      October 20, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • passing the time @ work

      Well put Chase....I like that

      October 20, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • nflsuperfan

      It's so funny when stupid people call others things like numbnuts. You wrote three sentences and they are all flawed. You couldn't write three sentences correctly! Now, go take an english course and try it again.

      October 20, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • BooBoo La Rue

      Well, Jimmy Carter used to hold that slot..

      October 20, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • escher7

      Yeah, that Obama is a terrible person.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • TODAY

      Obama should be re-elected...Who wants any of these Republican jerks for President?...Imagine Anita Perry as first lady...LMAO

      October 20, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • He Helps

      Yeah so "terrible" that he is the only one actually helping those who cannot help themselves in so many ways the Rebukitards would never want to engage themselves in. He is the only one whom people can look towards to help them in their time of need. But what's the Rebukitard's excuse!! Also, he has raised Millions of dollars for his re-election campaign! Does that sound like the people do not want or need him? Not at all. He will easily coast to another VICTORY in 2012!

      October 20, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Fred

      Die in a fire, escher7

      October 20, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • RB

      Stupid Dumb Idiot!

      October 20, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      Yea he is. I hear that he sleeps almost 5hrs a night and eats 2 meals a day some times 3!!!. They guy's a tyrant.

      October 20, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Luke

      Listen, it took Bush 8 years to attempt to catch Bin Laden. It took Obama 2 years... Please, share your concerns with Fox News. I hope he does get reelected because he is better than the radical conservative republicans. PS- I'm Independent, don't play the liberal card with me ;)

      October 20, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • JB

      Obama found Bi Laden? Sorry, it was the same intelligence agency, same policies and same people that Bush had. They were just continuing the same job they had already started. Obama can't even find his teleprompter.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Name*Michael

      If so, then why did Bush disband the CIA Bin Laden task force in 2005? And when asked whether he was concerned about catching Bin Laden, why did Bush respond with "I don't think about him much." That doesn't sound like a president who's focused on catching the world's most dangerous terrorist. Face it; you just don't like Obama and will never credit him for getting something right. Don't hate just because he was mote anxious to get Bin Laden than your glorious messiah Bush.

      October 20, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • sara

      They didn't want to kill or capture Bin Laden. They Used him to terrorize their sheep for political gain. Be AFRAID....be VERY Afraid.....while we rob the American people via Wall Street, award 'no-bid" contracts to our political cronies. Halliburton is still banking Trillions...no wonder we have a deficit. For years, this Dictator who has been in office since the "crooked" president, Richard Nixon was allowed to kill thousands of his own people, rob their country of resources and Shot Down the Pan AM jet with America's finest on it. They embraced this Dictator as if nothing was wrong. Thank you Libya for standing your ground and liberating yourselves, instead of us evading country and taking him out ourselves. They can Truly be Proud of themselves. Good job President and your intelligent, smart foreign policy advisors.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Luke, you may be an independant, but your not an independant thinker. You really think Obama only took 2 years to catch bin Laden, think again. It took the entire time the USA was hunting for him, what some 10 years. It's not like the CIA started to look for bin Laden from the 1st day Obama became President. And don't give credit to a man who did nothing, it was the CIA, the Military who spent the last 10 years hunting this man down.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Anonymous

      It didnt take President Obama 2 years, it took the whole of America 10 years, its like everytime a new president is elected, all of the progress America has made just wastes away, and also i dont think President Obama captured him, it was our troops out in Pakistan/Afgahnistan that got him.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      You're not an independent, you're a liberal pretending to be an independent. Liberals like drinking the Kool-Aid that these Democrat Politicians give you and you slurp down like it's the fountain of youth. Keep Dreaming, while us conservatives will live in the real world.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Duke

      Actually Luke, if you were really independent (which you're not), you would realize that Bush and Obama had little to do with this and it was the military that took 10 years to get Osama.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      You may be independent, but you still apparently need a new timepiece.

      October 20, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • ajgorm

      If GW had done nothing to fight against terror BO would be neck deep in saving us right now. Maybe we avoided a bigger war no doubt. Thank them ALL !

      October 20, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      Luke don't be stupid it was my son and daughter and the sons and daughers of other parents of those in the military. I do believe that you should be thanking us for any accomplishments

      October 20, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • PJRG

      Obama did not catch anyone... Those who put their lives on the line and tracked him down did.

      October 20, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Bush and Obama have nothing to do with the capture or killing of these guys. The CIA, military, FBI, etc. are the ones who call the shots.

      October 20, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • rkt210

      No, it took our intelligence services and military 10 years to get him. Whoever was residing in the White House during those years had little to do with the effort.

      October 20, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Billisinnj

      Obama had nothing to do with the finding of Osama. Let's be serious.

      October 20, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • George

      Yea, Libya had free education, kids could study abroad. Free healthcare, women's rights. What will they have now?

      THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

      October 20, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • LJ

      I agree. I think our "Government" is the issue an not one person! Obama is trying to dig us out of the 8 years of debt and horrid, corrupt oil profiting government Bush Jr. and Cheney caused us. This will NOT correct itself overnight or even in one presidential term. He is also faced with congress bullying him and making him look bad while destroying the American people's lives by NOT making any decisions on jobs, education, debt control, payment of the correct % of taxes based on the value of the individual or company, etc....I do think he holds a level of resposibility since he is, of course, our president, but not 100% like many believe.

      October 20, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • no one

      And what do you think Bush did? All he did was put us in this hole and take credit Hussein's capture. Sorry, I'd take the lesser of two evils.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Awesome Me

      The 2006 democrat congress put us in this mess by pressuring banks to give home loans to people that had low or bad credit. Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac would cover the defaults, but there were too many. The Bush economy through 2006 with the GOP in charge of congress...was humming right along, in case you forgot.

      October 20, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • SixDegrees

      As I recall, this is what was once referred to as the Cheney Doctrine – the idea that establishing a single Arab democracy in the Middle East would lead to the toppling of dictatorships in the region like so many dominoes. It didn't take very long, either – less than 8 years. Looks like Syria will be next. Even Saudi Arabia is tossing out reforms like candy, trying to head off what may be the inevitable weakening of the royal family's rule.

      October 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • alfonso66

      That's right !!! I would take the lesser of two evil as well. These people are a bunch of Obama hater always talking smack about him but they don't talk smack about G.W. Bush for all the bad choices he made for our country, those people are a bunch of hypocrites and need to shut there traps before they start talking at least I think Obama have more respect and is well liked in the majority of the U.S. and the world than G.W. Bush he is the most hated across the Globe and in the U.S. his own country. Obama may not be perfect on trying to fix our nation and yes !!! he may have screwed up a little with his stimulis plan but his screw up is way smaller compared to G.W. Bush this man is the biggest screw up of all screw ups and doesn't take responsibility of his action along with his Administration Obama at least confess to his mess up G.W. Bush just walked away like Oh well !!! The Economy is in the toilet and tells McCain you have my vote, like he's going to try to fix our nations problem it be a lot worse if he were president he's learned bad examples from G.W. Bush along with the rest of the Republican party and Tea Baggers G.W. has created a Bad movement and bad examples to lead our country. Now how Evil is that ??? That's why we have the 99 percent out on wall street and across our nation protesting because were tired of the BS. Go OWS let our voices be heard.

      October 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • PittUSMC

      ...or vote for the ONLY candidate that promises peace and only war when necessary! RON PAUL 2012!!!

      October 20, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • ken

      The mortgage crisis began under Clinton! Yes, Clinton said a house for every American! The Democrat Congress destroyed the Bush economic plan! Everyone knows that Obama is the lead Democrat from Chicago. The city is bankrupt, the state is bankrupt! Illinois is known as one of the worst states for employers; Illinois has driven jobs out of the state – out of the country. Obama's legacy was defined in Illinois before he went to the White House. Corruption and incompetence have destroyed a city and a state. Will Obama do that to a country?

      October 20, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aginor

      And how did people feel about it I wonder? I don't want lesser of evils. Obama is a failure.

      October 20, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jill-IN

      What a twisted mind. Do you relate everything that happens elsewhere to GOP or DEM? Sick!

      October 20, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • funny man

      you need to know how to spell before you can go comment on this!!!

      I know for sure you won't be our President!

      October 20, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave Goldberg

      Why it didn't stop Bush from getting elected.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Sarah the Stench that Stays and Stays and Stays

      Remember Bush, he probably could not spell either.

      October 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ts

      Unfortunately if Bush could become President.....ANYONE can be President! !!!!!!

      October 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Philip

      We COULD use spell check on our PC's funny man. If you see a misspelled word, use your brain and/or the context to find what the misspelled word is instead of pretending to be an old lady teaching !st grade.

      October 21, 2011 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Ron

      He is the one of the best president in last 40 years, so accept the truth problem is monkey congress and sample of their leaders fight in the nonsense debate these days, their solution does not make any sense, hope obama will be president for 4 term.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Ted

      Actually if you do research, Clinto had more favorable results in this country in the past 40 yrs.

      October 20, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Zeke2112

      He had a supermajority for two years and didn't do squat. Are you calling Democrats monkeys?

      October 20, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • EFD

      Obama isnt doing anything, its the people behind him(VP). Joe Biden couldnt win the election so they put a colored man in his place becuase every one knows are dumb colored people are and will vote because of race.

      October 20, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patriot Dude

      Put down the crack pipe and step away from the keyboard.

      October 20, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Randy

      I agree

      October 20, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aaron

      God Help Us...

      October 20, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • tiredofit

      Much in the same way that Regan took credit for the release of the the 52 Americans held in Iran. Even though Jimmy Carter was responsible for their release. Regan had nothing to do with it.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • WHATTTT

      "I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority."

      What leads you to believe that Bush was mostly responsible for the killing of Osama Bin Laden? Are you retarded?

      October 20, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Reasonable1

      Reagan was dishonest.

      October 20, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • mikey

      Reagan had something to do with it. He sold arms to Iran in exchange for the hostages. OK it wasn't those hostages, but close enough.

      October 20, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • GODZILLA1

      Reagan was a zombie for 8 years – Nancy was President.

      October 20, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • kickliberalnuts

      Yeah, well ol' Jimmy was responsible for lot of incrediby stupid policies too....lets give him all the credit he deserves. Great dude but not so great leader......

      October 20, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Señor Loco

      Yeah, after 444 days. It wasn't just a coincidence that they were released on the same day as Reagan's inauguration. The Iranians knew that Reagan would not put up with any of their ****, and continuing to keep those people hostage would quickly become a really bad idea.

      October 20, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • FortDrum88

      Who is Regan?

      October 20, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • No Tea for Me Please

      Keep posting that bull pucky from 30 years ago. Tea People are old fogies.

      October 20, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • No Tea for Me Please

      How many times are the GOP trolls going to post this 30 year old BS? They must be FOX tools. ;)

      October 20, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      Are you serious? Carter was the worst president ever. Followed closely by Bush and Obama

      October 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan Greene

      Quite true indeed, tiredofit. Too bad that most people don't have enough sense to acknowledge that fact. Yes indeed, Reagan had nothing to do with that release but like any other right-wing fanatic, he was very quick at grabbing the credit thereof!!!

      October 20, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Libby Tardation

      It's spelled "Reagan" you moron. Learn your history and how to spell proper important names. Idiot.

      October 20, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adam

      What? This has nothing to do with Obama first of all. Second of all, Obama has been forced to confront a number of serious issues that he didn't create, and he has done quite well. Bush was handed a soaring economy and he wrecked it. On the other hand, Obama has had to deal with a worldwide economic crisis he didn't create, two wars he didn't create, the Arab Spring, and a Republican House that has done everything within their power to stall efforts to restart the economy. Given the challenges that he faces, and the fact that we're even still floating, I'd say he didn't do too bad.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Anthony

      Well his approval ratings say otherwise

      October 20, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Central Scrutinzer

      Obama is the reason why this country is doing better. Stop being negative.

      October 20, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • PulTab

      Well said.

      October 20, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • serpxx01

      Bush bushBush bushBush bushBush bush....you Obots are a broken record

      October 20, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Military Person

      Keep drinking the Cool Aid. To even support one side or the other shows what a fool you are. Both parties have ruined this country....Obama is only the latest incompitent fool. It could be argued that Clinton contributed to the economic disaster by supporting legislation that helped overinflate the housing market. Clinton also paved the way for the rise of AQ with the embassy bombings, WTC bombing, USS Cole, etc. Bush inherited that from Clinton. Bush also hosed up by trying to implement nation building in Afghanistan and in invading iraq. There's plenty of blame to go around, but to say Obama is not inept at handlign the economy or foreign affairs, proves your bias.

      October 20, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • lordpet

      Without Obama giving the go ahead to use US forces to take out Libya's air defenses, none of this happens. Remember when the GOP was hating him for it and calling it a mistake? Where are they now?

      October 20, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • 3rd grader

      Thank you preidedemt Obama. I was sorta scared that the terrornists woul pretend like they were from Mexico and sneak in and hurt peeple.

      October 21, 2011 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
    • thatguy

      you're an idiot Obama is doing a good enough job for the situation he has been placed in and in case you didn't know Obama is also the commander in chief a.k.a all military decisions must go through him and considering the fact that both the deaths of bin laden and possibly gadhafi were done by the military that means it had to go through him. Therefore Obama did have something to do with these kills and since he came into office the wars have never gone better and two of the most tretcherous people in the middle east are out of power so I think he is doing a fine job

      October 20, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Rodeoguy

      In Afganistan The US has lost 1812 people, 630 people in the 8 years under Bush and 1182 people in the 3 Oberry Years, Sounds like its going great to me!

      October 20, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • ajgorm

      Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
      Dirty Deeds and they're Done Dirt Cheap

      October 20, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • PaulD

      I'm a Republican and Lord knows I'm not a fan of Obama's socialist domestic policies. But I agree with you. He has done a solid job with eliminating some pretty serious clear and present danger threats to our national security and he deserves a lot of credit.

      October 20, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Drew

      Actually the cia and seal team six killed osama. No us troops were on ther ground in libia so obama didnt make any descions there. Nato killed gadhafi

      October 20, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • paul

      You're idiot. Liberian uprising asked Khadafi to be removed. Instead of leaving his post, he persecuted his own people. So, he faced death by his own people. Obama does not have anything to do with it. And I did not vote for Obama but I found your comment is not wise but only hatred.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • 3rd grader

      That guy he replaced added over 1,000 border patrol and still they were open to illegals. Look! We don't have any illegal Mexicans coming in now that Obama has our borders secure. No way a terrorisist could dress like a Mexican and sneak in now. Thanks Obama!

      October 21, 2011 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
    • hmmm...

      We have entered the period where one nation decides what is good for all people of the world. History shows that this is the beginning of the decline. While we march on wall street, America will be, to the rest of the world, the 1% wall streeters to the other 99%. I believe we can label the US as 'Wall Street' and the rest of the world as the 99%. Some will say I am crazy but that would be coming from the 1%. We are no longer the heroes of WWII. That generation of heroes and grateful peoples has passed. We are now the bankers and we send our troops and drones to any place we wish without true legitamacy. We are the Roman Empire marching into any crevice in the world and marching into our decline. I woukld not be so bold as to pin this on any one man...we are all party to it. But, the good thing this the world keeps on turning as the collapse of the Roman Empire proves.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Chartreuxe

      You don't understand the concept of NATO, do you?

      October 20, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • SOPHIA

      HAHAHAHA

      October 20, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
    • RossMN

      LOL!

      October 20, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      He didn't assist s***! He sat around and waited weeks while innocents were slaughtered before finally doing anything.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
    • skarphace

      If Obama went in hard, like Bush did with Iraq, you would have called him a warmonger. When he waits for international support before acting, you call him weak and not a leader. When are you anti-Obama freaks going to look in the mirror and see yourselves for the hypocrites that you are?

      And this is coming from somebody who is not an Obama supporter. My vote will go to Ron Paul.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      Amen

      October 20, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
    • WOW!!!

      Repubitard!!! How did you come up with that?! So creative! So Genius!!! Must have taken you Hours to come up with that snappy remark!!!

      Dumbocrat!

      October 20, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Virginian

      Obama is taking credit for this? Since when is he the sole commander of NATO? This man can't do anything without his teleprompter...and that was stolen several days ago.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
    • DaveNYUSA

      Yes, I am sure that phuq Obama will try to take credit for this, too.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
    • George

      Yea, Good move turning over those Countries to the Muslim Brotherhood.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      You mean Obama 3 = Republitards 0, You forgot one more terrorist that was killed in Yemen.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Air Pirate

      I hope you still feel that way when Sharia law is imposed.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • TruthInReason

      Wrong on both counts,

      The SEALS killed Bin Laden, not Obama; all he did was say "go ahead" any president in power would have done that and he deserves no special praise for that

      The REBELS killed Gadaffi, not Obama; all he did was shoot some missiles from afar

      October 20, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Portland Tony

      Ah, what webpage have you been reading Frigging NATO has been bombing Kadhafi and his army daily for 6 months. So some rebel finally put a bullet in a dying man!

      October 20, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. bandstraw

    I'm going to miss him. Who can Saturday night make fun of now, besides republicans? Seems however they are both similar in so many ways. After all God chose them to rule, and those of us at the bottom, well that's 'cause we haven't prayed hard enough, or are just plain flawed in our character. Same sort of thinking that kings and zcars in all of history have had. When will we ever evolve out of are games of religious one-upmanship?

    October 20, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • hannahco

      Yeah, well Liberals are really the ones at fault, so their the ones snl should be making fun of.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • escher7

      I want his hats. They would make great ashtrays.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • escher7

      Hannahco – who is sni?

      October 20, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. askfmb.com

    translated website link of bassem's posting.
    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/20/libyan-fighters-say-they-have-captured-gadhafi/?iref=BN1&hpt=hp_t1

    October 20, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. YEAHRIGHT

    OF COURSE!! Its the presidential campaign season!!!

    October 20, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Air Pirate

      His campaign season started in January 2009.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Reality Check

      If Obama's campaign season really started in 2009, then maybe he should have avoided destroying the United States economy along with millions of good paying United States job during his re-election campaign.

      Maybe, just maybe, Obama should have avoided setting a new record, each year since 2009, for home foreclosures and homelessness in the United States. If Obama has really been campaigning since 2009.

      President Hoover was the last President to do this kind of damage to the United States how did President Hoover's election campaign work out ???

      October 20, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. toby

    killing is no democracy

    October 20, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • chuck

      STFU hippie

      October 20, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • The Real Tom Paine

      So you would prefer to have him around?

      October 20, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
    • escher7

      Democracy has always been born out of blood.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Anonymous

      If war is something that shouldnt happen i agree, but men with to much power and using it wrong should not be aloud to kill his own people and kill those students flying home

      October 20, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Bible Clown

      I'm guessing you're a kid and never been military; there's no vote in a firefight. Only one person can drive a car or lead an attack. But hey, I'll vote YES on shooting Gadhafi. Good job, NATO.

      October 20, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lee

      This is the end of our democracy. Others will flourish, but the sun is setting on this empire.

      October 20, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bible Clown

      "This is the end of our democracy. Others will flourish, but the sun is setting on this empire." Wow, what a drama queen. All because we aided our NATO allies by providing air cover for them to get rid of a dictator. Quick, hide under the bed, the Libyans are coming for you.

      October 20, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amarpreet

      I celebrate the death of no man.

      October 20, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rich

    Glad we have a president that gets something done...two down...

    October 20, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kevin

      Obummer had nothing to do with this but as he had nothing to do with Bin Laden. Don't assign credit where it isn't due.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Adrian

      idiot sheep

      October 20, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • PatrickB

      Yea this "muslim" president sure is soft on these tyrants! LOL

      October 20, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • The Real Tom Paine

      Kevin, he gave the order, he's the commander-in-chief....I would say he did have something to do with it. I cheered when we got Saddam: why can't you, or are you not a real American?

      October 20, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Actually 3 down. Dont' forget about the turncoat American born terrorist who was a huge part of Al Qhadia (yeah I probably misspelled that turd organization's name but they don't deserve my time to do a Google search for proper spelling)

      October 20, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Air Pirate

      Oh yeah,Obama took him down,the rebels had nothing to do with it.Dope.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Reality Check

      You can not be this ignorant. He doesn't have any control over anything that happened during this process.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
    • escher7

      President Obama made the decision to go and would have suffered the political consequences if it had been a failure.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Rich, tell me what Obama did to catch this man? If I'm watching the new and getting the message right, it is the rebels that have taken care of the job. Not Obama. why do you small minded people keep giving credit to a man who did nothing, if that is the case, then give credit to every leader in NATO, not just Obama.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • scot

      Again the repulicans will give no credit to OUR president from the idiot blogs that are on this page !

      October 20, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • dave

      The Real Tom Paine – Obummbler didn't give any order! This was the Libyan people who did this. Obama, also known by his native American name (Great Fencepost Turtle) only leads from the rear....like a true community organizer. He couldn't lead his way out of a cul-de-sac!

      October 20, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • kcs

      I can tell some people didn't even read the entire article. If not, this is Sen. McCain response. "the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama "deserves credit" for how the crisis in Libya has been handled" and is posted above.

      October 20, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JOE

    To all you anti-Obama white sheet wearing tea drinking hate mongers out there...what do you say now? First Obama got Osama then Obama got Awlaki, now Obama got Ghadafi. Best US president ever? You bet! Obama/Biden 2012!

    October 20, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kevin

      You're such an idiot that you're a danger to yourself, others and America.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Elli

      This isn't down to Obama... How is this anything to do with him .the people of Libya are the ones who have done this.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • cards fan

      I "blame" Obama too for this :)

      October 20, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • vin

      I say thankyou to Obama for causing me to lose a significant portion of my medical insurance because he beleives the key to getting people insured is to punish companies which offer good insurance instead of giving them incentives to do so.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Adrian

      You're such an idiot u r the hater war monger. People like u make other nations around the world hate us.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Really dude? really? I'm glad you can base best president ever on killing foriegn leaders. Are you 12?

      October 20, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • jct

      You truly are a moron...Enough said....

      October 20, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Air Pirate

      I see,if you're anti-Obama you're a Klan member.Thanks for clearing that up.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Todd

      You make me sick... I don't care if he knocks off every bad guy out there... things aren't good at home with anyone. No jobs, failing economy, Obamacare that no one wanted... he's awful. He isn't the trigger man... you vote for him your voting for socialism.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
    • PatrickB

      @Elli – had your head in the sand the last 6 months??? You apparently missed the HUGE roll that NATO played in bringing this about. Without air support from NATO, the uprising would have been crushed a long time ago.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
    • escher7

      Of course Obama had something to do with this! The rebels would have gotten nowhere fast without massive air and logistical support. The President was largely instrumental in getting NATO to jump in.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
    • escher7

      The rebels would have gotten nowhere fast without massive air and logistical support. The President was largely instrumental in getting NATO to jump in.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • rasict satanist

      your wrog. obama didnt do it. it was the men and women with weapons that don did it. the militardy doesn't take orders from the obama but from the michello Bachmanno. the bingo trup of 1945 congresstional soup is the only cream who deserve the credot for those the due to it's pwer twoard berlin , cananda. southern pride ....fool!

      October 20, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
    • escher7

      Where would the rebels have been without NATO?

      October 20, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Elli

      What I should of wrote was ... This isn't down to JUST America. This was a NATO which involves many nations.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • don

      Thanks Mr. President!

      October 20, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • PaulMo

      Kevin – You're so angry dude. It must be a real bummer being around you. I'm glad I don't know you.

      October 20, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • michaelfury

      The Jonas Brothers are here. (Applause.) They’re out there somewhere. Sasha and Malia are huge fans. But, boys, don’t get any ideas. (Laughter.) I have two words for you — predator drones. (Laughter.) You will never see it coming. (Laughter.) You think I’m joking. (Laughter.)

      http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/killin/

      October 20, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • dave

      To all of the Obama sheep out there.....he had absolutely nothing to do with Khaddafi, and before you get on to me about the spelling...he spelled his own name in mutilple ways. Now that said. Obummbler didn't do anyting towards OBL, it was the commanders in the military who got him. The great Spineless one only authorized it when he realized the possible political value it would have for him in the upcoming election. Now that Khaddafi has been killed, Obama will race to the nearest camera and take full credit, how he and only he, planned and executed this contingency which successfully neutralized one of the world's worst dicators. He personnaly went in and had boots on the ground and hunted him down like the varmit that he was and took him down single handedly. Can you smell the sarcasm? Bet he was oblivious the entire time, out playing golf.

      October 20, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • OGR99

      So, you define greatness by what Obama does across the pond?

      October 20, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • kcs

      Don’t forget illiterate too. I can tell several comments posted were from people who didn't read the entire article (or can’t read…very well). If not, this is Sen. McCain response. "The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama "deserves credit" for how the crisis in Libya has been handled" and is posted above.

      October 20, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bible Clown

      We assisted our NATO allies by providing air cover so Gadhafi couldn't drop nerve gas on them. Every step the rebels took, they had to bless America for keeping the sky neutral. Sorry about that, conservative America-haters! One more of your friends is gone, and you can't stop us from knocking off the rest of them right down the line.

      October 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • trxstr

      Not even a month ago, the Obama administration admitted to planting CIA operatives in Libya for the express purpose of over throwing Qaddafi..this is why:
      http://thedailybell.com/2228/Gaddafi-Planned-Gold-Dinar-Now-Under-Attack.html

      October 20, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Libby Tardation

      Stereotype much? Idiot. Ironic that your own political slant (which is clearly liberal hippy-ism) cherishes supposedly equal fair treatment for all yet you're living proof that your own political ideology is full of hypocrites. It's kind of amusing, actually. LOL

      October 20, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. mjschriner

    Bullets sales on the rise as dancing Libyans fire skyward.

    October 20, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. jackson

    He may be dead, but what lies in wait as a replacement is a scary scenario. Too many unkown variables regarding extremists and missing weapons should tamp down any celebration of his demise. The 'good' people of Lybia should be proud, but what comes out of the turmoil left over has yet to be determined.

    October 20, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Adrian

      Proud of what??? of having big oil run their country? of having foreign troops on their soil?? give me a brake.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Air Pirate

      Spot on,the idea of who,or what, would replace him should have given us pause from the start.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Do you also hide inside your house on sunny crisp autumn days because it may snow this winter?

      October 20, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Air Pirate

      Interesting analogy Joe,yet another war & the upcoming weather.No difference there.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  10. rudi

    The human race need an upgrade in all areas......soon to come...2012 is not far...all at wwwTheDimensionMachineDOTcom

    October 20, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Joey

    No excuse to say Obama is soft on terror or terrorism anymore, he's doing a far greater job then Bush in regards of "smoking 'em out of their holes"

    October 20, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Adrian

      Another idiot war monger.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Lee

      He's not soft! With drone bombs alone. he's blown up lots of innocent babies, teenagers, old folks, families.... Something to proud of. If he could just get the pictures of the bloody mangled corpses, he could put them on his election website to show how much he loves war, unlike before he took office when he ran on a "bring the troops home" campaign.

      October 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bible Clown

      Lee, you DO understand that war is about killing people? What we've done in Libya is enforce a no-fly zone. The bombs are from both sides of the conflict.

      October 20, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • dummy

      Good point Joey. Our borders are so much more secure now. There is no way a terrorist is going to be able to disguise himself as an illegal Mexican and get into the USA now! Thanks Obama!

      October 21, 2011 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  12. Ben

    We now have a photo of his body:
    http://www.youm7.com/News.asp?NewsID=516493
    (WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE)

    October 20, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Escobeenie

      DAMN!! That body really does look like him! WOOOOW!!! Well, anther one bites the dust.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  13. Elli

    Sky news in the UK has just shown a photograph which is reported to be Gaddafi when captured. He looked dead to me

    October 20, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. cards fan

    ewww NBC showed what they believe is his dead body..gross!

    October 20, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Tyler

    it's funny how Obama criticized Bush's aggressive foreign policy in order to get elected but so far he's been everything Bush wished he could have been himself in terms of foreign policy.

    October 20, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • escher7

      So you're saying Bush would have liked ti have been Obama? I agree.

      October 20, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • PatrickB

      Bush foreign policy? WHAT foreign policy???

      October 20, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • The Real Tom Paine

      Its the reality of being in charge...now enjoy the results

      October 20, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Adrian

      Is murder a foreign policy in our country? ur such sheeps

      October 20, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Darth Stilts

      And President Obama has done it without invading ... huh... ANYONE! Might be just me, but I think that's marvelous.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      Obama's death was ten years in the making. Anyone will tell you that it didn't start when Obama got into office. He can't take credit for that.

      October 20, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • kcs

      @tyler, a group of the willing, hoping to split up the spoils of war (oil money) is not a good foreign policy. It’s what mercenaries would do, not a civilized society. In a culture that is sophisticated…which you are not, it requires a delicate touch to ensure everyone is apart of the world’s culture and not trying to blow themselves (and everyone you know) because of a foreign policy blunder.

      That’s why President Obama’s handling of this event is so important and sorely misunderstood by people like you who filter everything through a prism of race and bigotry.

      October 20, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
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