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Topic: Mahmoud Jibril

Gaddafi’s death was barbaric. In this case, though, all the alternatives were worse

A lynch-mob is a frightful thing. But just as William Hague was right to say that we don’t approve of extra-judicial killings, is a judicial killing in cold blood any better?