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Quicki- Report: Gadhafi's fugitive son caught


Feels like Mohamar had as many sons as there are second in command Al Quada.

TRIPOLI, Libya, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- One of the fugitive sons of deposed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi was captured Saturday near the border with Niger, the Libyan military said.

Saif al-Islam Gadhafi was arrested in the southern border town of Obari in a desert oasis near the Niger border, Voice of America and CNN reported.

The International Criminal Court in The Hague has an outstanding warrant on Saif for alleged crimes against humanity under his late father's 42-year dictatorship.

Saif al-Islam is the second-oldest son born to Gadhafi's second wife. He was widely seen as the successor to his father, who was killed by transitional forces Oct. 20 as part of the pro-democracy conflict that began in February.


Video- The Daily Show: No'Amor Qaddafi


Or as Mediaite puts it, "Jon Stewart On GOP Reaction To Gaddafi’s Death: ‘What The F*ck Is Wrong With You?’.


Cartoons of the Day- Gaddafi's Dead




Lindsey Graham: GOP opposed Libya mission because Obama was president



No sooner had I finished posting GOPutzes do it again. They credit everyone except President Obama for Qaddafi’s death than I saw this:

Andrew Sullivan:

"To rid the world of Osama bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki and Moammar Qaddafi within six months: if Obama were a Republican, he'd be on Mount Rushmore by now."

And no sooner had I read that than reader majii linked us to this Lindsey Graham quote:

“I’m very disappointed in Congress... Congress took an irrational view of the War Powers Act. I guarantee you that a lot Republicans who wanted the War Power Act invoked would not have asked for it to be invoked if President Obama were not president. To me, national security should be as bipartisan as possible.”

And then he went on to say how he'd have done things differently.

God forbid any member of the GOP says anything positive about the president. That might appear supportive and make him look good or help his approval numbers, and that would never do.

Of course, none of this is surprising at all, considering what Mitch McConnell said:

UPDATE: Lindsey Graham: ‘Let’s Get In On The Ground. There’s A Lot Of Money To Be Made In The Future Of Libya’:


GOPutzes do it again. They credit everyone except President Obama for Qaddafi's death.


Think Progress points out that Willard Romney might want to scrub another section of his book. He already dumped the part in about health care reform. The next one is about how soft President Obama was on Qaddafi. Go to TP to see the excerpt:

Upon hearing news of Qaddafi’s death today, Romney snidely remarked, “It’s about time.” As ABC’s Jake Tapper notes, Romney has been “all over the Libyan map” with his constantly changing positions, but “the one consistency has been criticism of President Obama.”

Par for the course.

Now here's the statement The Boehner put out after the news of Qaddafi's death broke. I'm not seeing any mention of President Obama's part in the NATO effort here, so Boehner apparently got, or wrote, the memo to credit everyone but the president:

“Today is a turning point in the Libyan people’s pursuit of freedom.  Now it is time for Libya’s Transitional National Council to show the world that it will respect the rights of all Libyans, guide the nation to democracy, and work with the international coalition and its neighbors to secure Libya’s borders and any weapons and weapons materials.  It is also my hope that the new Libyan government will work to resolve all issues associated with Qadhafi’s terrorism-sponsored activities.  If they do those things, they will find us a willing friend and partner in the years to come.”

As MSNBC is reporting now, a U.S. drone fired a Hellfire missile at Khaddafy's convoy. That's a quote. They added that Libya has been waving both French and American flags.

Marco Rubio stuck to the talking points, too:

"Today's not a day to point fingers..."  Really, Marco?

Well, first of all, I’m glad it’s all working out. Ultimately, this is about the freedom and liberty of the Libyan people. But it’s the French and British that led on this fight and probably even led on the strike that led to Gadhafi’s capture or, you know, to his death. So that’s the first thing. The second thing is, you know, I criticized the president. He did the right things, he just took too long and didn’t do enough.

Do any of these clowns realize that if they were to reach out and credit the president once in awhile, they might get more, not less, respect?


VIDEO: President Obama, On The Death Of Muammar Gaddafi


A few seconds of the very beginning are missing, but a huge thank you to @ReasonVsFear for grabbing this for us.


LIVE VIDEO FEED: President Obama speaks about the killing of Gadhafi 2 pm ET


 According to Mark Knoller, we shouldn't expect independent confirmation of Qadaffi's death from President Obama. A White House official says the US has confidence in reports from Libya.