29 Aug '11, 5am

Why not put Gaddafi's massive, ill-gotten wealth to good use - rebuilding Libya?: Commentary

It is worth noting that the ousting of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi could not have been more different from the bringing down of Saddam Hussein in Iraq eight years ago. First, it was a rebellion born from within Libya and although NATO war planes struck at strategic targets, there were no American or British boots on the ground, so to speak. Second, and more importantly, the country's reconstruction has begun before Col Gaddafi's game of hide-and-seek has even been brought to an end. This crucial difference will prove pivotal in the rebuilding of the country's shattered economy and goes to show that Western governments have finally learned the lessons of the Iraq conflict. Of course, the fact that there is no effective insurgency to contend with is a major factor as the rebels battle to restore some sense of normality to day-to-day life. And that the multibillion dollar fortune...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Commentary/EDC110829-0000145/P...

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