On The Killing of Moammar Gaddafi
by Jamison Koehler on October 21, 2011
It strikes me as obscene — pornographic — to gawk at the desperate last moments of a man, no matter how vile the person, no matter how welcome his departure, no matter how much the Libyan people needed to see proof of his death. It was disheartening to see the video of the frenzied mob surrounding and torturing Gaddafi. And I was disgusted by Hillary Clinton’s lame attempt at humor. The only proper response to Gaddafi’s death coming from a spokesperson from this great country of ours, I believe, was a statement of quiet and sober relief that he is now gone.