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Robert Fisk: You can't blame Gaddafi for thinking he was really one of the good guys

Robert Fisk

Published 21/10/2011 | 05:00

We loved him. We hated him. Then we loved him again. Blair slobbered over him. Then we hated him again. Then Clinton slobbered over her BlackBerry and we really hated him even more again. Let us all pray that he wasn't murdered. 'Died of wounds suffered during capture.' What did that mean?

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He was a crazy combination of Don Corleone and Donald Duck, and we who had to watch his ridiculous march-pasts and his speeches bit our lips and wrote about Libyan tanks and marines and missiles that were supposed to take this nonsense seriously, that it was a real threat to Israel. This, in a country that couldn't repair a public lavatory.

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