Obama gives Libya’s Qaddafi two shakes

Here’s one for the family photo album: U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands at the G-8 summit with a visiting Muammar al-Qaddafi on Thursday. The Libyan leader, who in 2003 agreed to abandon his country’s weapons of mass destruction, has attempted to improve his relationship with the United States after decades of mistrust. The Obama ...

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Here's one for the family photo album: U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands at the G-8 summit with a visiting Muammar al-Qaddafi on Thursday. The Libyan leader, who in 2003 agreed to abandon his country's weapons of mass destruction, has attempted to improve his relationship with the United States after decades of mistrust.

The Obama encounter just might be the reward Qaddafi's been looking for.

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Here’s one for the family photo album: U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands at the G-8 summit with a visiting Muammar al-Qaddafi on Thursday. The Libyan leader, who in 2003 agreed to abandon his country’s weapons of mass destruction, has attempted to improve his relationship with the United States after decades of mistrust.

The Obama encounter just might be the reward Qaddafi’s been looking for.

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Brian Fung is an editorial researcher at FP.
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