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Topic: Mission Accomplished!
Message: Posted by: Woland (Oct 23, 2011 05:21PM)
The money that neither the US nor the other NATO countries really have was never better spent:

[quote][url=http://news.yahoo.com/libyas-transitional-leader-declares-liberation-155513082.html]BENGHAZI, Libya (AP)[/url] Libya's transitional leader declared his country's liberation on Sunday, three days after the hated dictator Moammar Gadhafi was captured and killed.

He called on Libyans to show "patience, honesty and tolerance" and eschew hatred as they embark on rebuilding the country at the end of an 8-month civil war.

The transitional government leader Mustafa Abdul-Jalil set out a vision for the post-Gadhafi future with an Islamist tint, saying that Islamic Sharia law would be the "basic source" of legislation in the country and that existing laws that contradict the teachings of Islam would be nullified. In a gesture that showed his own piety, he urged Libyans not to express their joy by firing in the air, but rather to chant "Allahu Akbar," or God is Great. He then stepped aside and knelt to offer a brief prayer of thanks.[/quote]

Shouldn't he thank our President, too?

Abdul-Jalil does show admirable good sense about that firing in the air. Celebrating thus with live ammunition is dangerous, and people are sometimes accidentally killed at weddings and other celebrations because what goes up . . . must come down.