The Canadian Press
MONTREAL — Two world leaders from the days when Moammar Gadhafi was at the height of his infamy see the Libyan dictator’s death in different lights.
Former prime minister Brian Mulroney and ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev commented yesterday at a Montreal business luncheon.
Mulroney called Gadhafi’s blood spattered demise the inevitable consequence of his brutal, criminal regime. Gorbachev, however, said he was concerned about the military force used to take out Libya’s strongman. Mulroney acknowledged being less concerned than Gorbachev about the tactics used to get rid of the dictator — especially since the uprising was initiated by Libyans themselves.
He said Gadhafi abused millions of his citizens as head of a criminal state — and it wasn’t surprising he died a violent death.
Gorbachev, on the other hand, insisted the military force used to oust Gadhafi, and spread democracy in the region, was too strong.