Is Gaddafi greater dead than alive?
asks the Ombudsman of Le Monde as it seems that comparisons of the former Libyan dictator with the Left's greatest "martyrs" and icons have started — as can be confirmed in a blog post on the testimony of Gaddafi's chauffeur, where one reader reaction after another speaks of Gaddafi's courage, his being a man, his lording over a country where noone went hungry, etc, etc, etc…
The (questionable) broadcast of the violent images of his capture and death leaves readers torn between fascination and repulsion. On the Internet, some are already comparing him to Che Guevara. "Death in battle," intones George Henry, of Lons-le-Saunier (Jura) [if that is what you call being pulled out of a drainage pipe — NP]. "A feather in their cap that many overthrown heads of state were unable, except for Salvador Allende, to acquire," said Christian Vezon.
Sirio Caramelli (Montpellier) took a second look at "pictures of Mussolini hanged. Well, with due respect to all those noble souls, a lynched dictator does not bother me, not in the least!" "Very beautiful images of a dictator's humiliation, the like of which it would be nice to see more often" agrees "Aline Maginot", who "hopes that these images will be seen by the Assads in Damascus"