Condi Rice went to Libya to welcome him back. Blair followed suit for oil$$$, the British Gov't freed convicted terrorist to curry favor, Hillary met his son, Europe filled his coffers with petro dollars and Berlusconi was an avid suitor. Now he is the plague.
Contradiction has become policy and there is war in the air. The USA cannot afford another war. It has already lost in Iraq....all it got for its tens of billions and thousands of lives is an Iraq in turmoil. Europe bombed Serbia and got tens of thousands of refugees clamoring to get in and unleashed "white-slavery" and international criminals. It also gets most of its oil from Libya. Now Russia will be their supplier and they will have to cosy up to Putin. China will be given a free pass when it clamps down, because of its veto in the Security Council. Iran will be condemned but it will ring hollow, because a blind eye will be turned on Saudi Arabia, because it will pump more oil and the Generals in Burma and Mugabe wiil sail along merrily with their repressions. " Oh what a web we weave........"