With a US Congress 'super committee' unable to cut spending and Britain's government also struggling, the West is looking like a wastrel; and Cairo's Tahrir Square seethes once more.
In today's papers, Muammar Qaddafi reveals in a recorded audio message that he has not fled the country. The Monitor's Scott Peterson reports that thousands of Libya's weapons have gone missing, and Geoffrey York finds a former hostage who returns to Somalia to make a difference.
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