The Libyan sanctions

The US should hold its nose and end trade sanctions against Libya. Muammar Qadhafi, the Libyan president, has had no conversion to righteousness. He's a career despot who changes for pragmatic reasons. But he has changed enough to shed the sanctions.Last month, Qadhafi's government accepted responsibility for the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of the Pan Am Flight 103 jetliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, in which 270 people perished. It further agreed to distribute as much as $2.7 billion to families of the victims. Those actions are enough for the United Nations to lift the sanctions it imposed on Libya in 1992 and suspended in 1999. They also should be enough for the US to lift its sancti...

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