The Libyan sewer rat has finally been caught, cornered, and exterminated. Gaddafi fittingly faced his finale today at the hands of the bedraggled mob of anti-Muammar street fighters. Along with his sons, bodyguards, and supporters, this one time Brother Leader and Guide of the Revolution (yep, that was his official title) of the Socialist People’s Arab Jamahiriya went the way of all filthy vermin. And isn’t it interesting that the most repressive, debauched, and economically background countries seem to have the word Socialist and People in the mocked-up names of their new nations?
But on this day of jubilation, when the petted politicians strut their stuff in the limelight of acclaim, let us remember those innocent victims of the Lockerbie tragedy and wish their families a small comfort with today’s virtuous victory.