posted on Mar, 8 2004 @ 12:18 AM
It really just makes a lot of sense from a political standpoint. USA's on the warpath, looking to snuff any country with brown people, WMD, and
links to terrorism. As it stood, Libya had lots of all 3. Qhadafi (sp?) saw Saddam dragged from his hole looking like a bum, with his rule
irrevocably ended. He did not want to end up like that! Basically, the options were: keep up the terrorism and WMD and wind up like that, or come
clean and reap the rewards of (being the first!) doing so. The choice was a no-brainer. It sets a great example, really. We've had incredibly
sucky relations with Libya for over 25 years now...and it did them no good. So they 'turn over a new leaf', throw open all the doors to the WMD,
and throw all their WMD equipment on the first plane out of there. Normalization of relations with the US follows, and thereafter come all the good
'ol US greenbacks from the government, and tourism. It's a win-win situation for them, and for us really. I think it's great.