Gaddafi’s son mustn’t be allowed to become president, period

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Until recently, the world was not sure if he was even alive. Now, Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, the 49-year-old son of Libya’s deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi, hasannounced a run for the presidency. The entitlement, arrogance, and shamelessness implied in his decision to throw his hat into the ring is an affront to Libyans. Gaddafi is an insult to their revolution, and an insult to the thousands who died over the course of his father’s brutal 42-year reign. That his candidacy causes hurt and pain is self-explanatory, as is the fact that he stands no chance of winning fairly. But the reason he sho…

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