Rumsfeld: Gadhafi avoided similar fate of Saddam
US Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld defended Saturday of the decision to depose Saddam Hussein and said Libya's Moammar Gadhafi might have avoided a similar fate by voluntarily giving up its weapons of mass destruction.
In a speech to the Munich Conference on Security Policy, Rumsfeld insisted that President Bush was right to have invaded Iraq.
In London, the rapid rapprochement between the United States and Libya continued Friday as officials of the two nations discussed assigning representatives to each other's capital and ending the ban on Americans traveling to Libya.
A statement from the U.S. Embassy, quoted by The AP, said the meeting between U.S. Assistant Secretary of State William Burns and Libyan officials was positive and thorough but reached no agreement on either topic. (Albawaba.com)
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