Qaddafi's gift to Obama

The hero's welcome given to the convicted Lockerbie bomber in Tripoli diverted media attention from embarrassing questions about the bomber's release to the much easier issue of the bomber's reception. ... President Obama is unlikely now to have

Muammar Qaddafi delivered President Obama a welcome gift this week—a gift made all the more valuable by the remarkable lack of curiosity of the U.S. press about what exactly was contained inside the box.

The hero's welcome given to the convicted Lockerbie bomber in Tripoli diverted media attention from embarrassing questions about the bomber's release to the much easier issue of the bomber's reception. Now the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy will drive the entire subject into the back pages and specialty blogs.

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