His dalliances with the likes of Gaddafi and Assad may have soured the Arab public on a figure with whom it was disposed to be sympathetic.
Thousands of Libyans remain internally displaced by ethnic tensions unleashed by the revolution.
Despite the recent killing of Amb. Stevens and unrest in Libya, President Obama defended intervention in Libya in his UNGA speech Tuesday. Phyllis Bennis participated in this discussion on the Huffington Post's new live channel.
French President Nicholas Sarkozy is alleged to have maintained backdoor ties to the Libyan government from 2005 to 2011.
This long-awaited verdict against the former Liberian strongman brings some measure of justice to a region ripped apart by brutality, greed, and proxy wars.
The Qadhafi family's money is being confiscated by the new Libyan government and frozen by other states.
Body counts would be embarrassing.
1982 Libya had a different feeling than the current world, but its memories shape a view of the current situation.
After decades of government malfeasance, Libya needs new political structures, a strong civil society, and an equitable economy.
The Occupy Wall Street movement claimed a little scrap of earth in Zuccotti Park on behalf of all of us, and created a live-in soapbox from which to challenge inequality.