Thursday, October 20, 2011

Engel reacts to Gadhafi's death

Rep. Eliot Engel issued the following statement in response to the death of Moamar Gadhafi in Libya today. Engel is a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee:
“With the death of Moamar Qadaffi, it is time for Libyans to get on with the difficult job of setting up a functioning government and rebuilding their country. The United States and our European allies should help the transitional authorities in Libya as they establish democratic institutions, but we must also caution that they contain radical elements. It is my hope that a democratically-chosen government in Libya will promote the freedom and prosperity of its citizens and will quickly discard the extremist agenda of Qadaffi who spent more time propping up dictators in Africa, vilifying Israel, and blowing up civilian airliners than bettering his own country.”
The spelling in Engel's statement differs from ours. AP Style spells it Gadhafi, and there are even more different spellings beyond that. The various media outlets are spelling it every which way.

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