Sunday, October 23, 2011

The mob capturing Gaddafi

This video showing a mob of militiamen abusing and dragging around a bloodied, confused and terrified Gaddafi is awful to see -- though it's probably the way we'd like every evil dictator to wind up. Contrast it to the image of Slobodan Milosevic dying quietly in his cell at the Hague, or even worse, Francisco Franco dying an old and free man.

As a document, it's not very useful. It has edits, for one thing. And the camera is constantly jostled, spun around, and shoved into people's faces. Also, I didn't see anyone in a Yankees cap.

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