Matthew Lee – Associated Press
The Obama administration offered millions of dollars in new aid to Libya as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton encouraged the country’s unsteady new leadership to commit to a democratic future free of retribution, and acknowledged in unusually blunt terms that the United States would like to see former dictator Moammar Gadhafi dead.
“We hope he can be captured or killed soon so that you don’t have to fear him any longer,” Clinton told students and others at a town hall-style gathering in the capital city.
Until now, the U.S. has generally avoided saying that Gadhafi should be killed.
U.S. officials usually say they want to see him brought to justice, something Clinton also said during her daylong visit.
“I am proud to stand here on the soil of a free Libya,” Clinton said. “The United States was proud to stand for you in your fight for freedom and we will continue to stand with you as you continue this journey.”
Bill Bard says:
They didn’t need US aid before NATO fucked em over. Now they’ve got to have it, so the US can claim all sorts of bullshit. Clinton is a cow.