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Libya's Kadhafi, after giving up his nuclear program, seemed to be mending his ways. Not for long. According to All headline News:

Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi says ousted leader Saddam Hussein should still be considered Iraq's legal president and the current government illegitimate as it was elected under an occupation regime.

According to the AFP report, Kadhafi says "Saddam Hussein is still to be considered the legal president of Iraq because he was not overthrown by the people but by the occupation forces."

Referring to the main US pretext for invading Iraq three years ago, Kadhafi says, "The invasion of Iraq was not justified because Saddam had already abandoned weapons of mass destruction."

Kadhafi also says the United States should get out of Iraq in its own interest "because the Iraqis are no longer afraid of the Americans as the murder of US soldiers has become routine."

After 24 years of strained relations between the countries, Libya and the United States resumed direct diplomatic relations in June 2004, following Kadhafi's installment of a program to destroy his weapons of mass destruction.

Eric Schwappach  3 20 06

Libya's Kadhafi, after giving up his nuclear program, seemed to be mending his ways. Not for long. According to All headline News:

Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi says ousted leader Saddam Hussein should still be considered Iraq's legal president and the current government illegitimate as it was elected under an occupation regime.

According to the AFP report, Kadhafi says "Saddam Hussein is still to be considered the legal president of Iraq because he was not overthrown by the people but by the occupation forces."

Referring to the main US pretext for invading Iraq three years ago, Kadhafi says, "The invasion of Iraq was not justified because Saddam had already abandoned weapons of mass destruction."

Kadhafi also says the United States should get out of Iraq in its own interest "because the Iraqis are no longer afraid of the Americans as the murder of US soldiers has become routine."

After 24 years of strained relations between the countries, Libya and the United States resumed direct diplomatic relations in June 2004, following Kadhafi's installment of a program to destroy his weapons of mass destruction.

Eric Schwappach  3 20 06