That's the implication of documents found by Al Jazeera in Tripoli. The documents also suggest that US Rep. Dennis Kucinich tried to help provide legal assistance to the Libyan regime.
Lockerbie bomber: the US is calling for the Libyan transitional government to look at the Lockerbie bomber case while Abdel Baset al-Megrahi reportedly fades in and out of consciousness.
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The push toward a post-Qaddafi regime in Libya is raising questions in Washington about how far a US commitment extends to ensuring a peaceful transition to democracy. The rationale for US and NATO engagement in Libya was to avoid a massacre of civilians in March. Now, as the civil war moves toward a resolution, the Obama administration and Congress appear to be taking a wait-and-see approach. But with an eye to lessons from regime change in Iraq, some lawmakers are urging steps now to help shape the transition in Libya, including some moves that put them at odds with the Obama administration. Here are five.
US and British politicians want Libyan rebels to extradite Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber released by Scotland in 2009 after doctors gave him three months to live.
Britain officially recognized Libya's rebels as the country's legitimate authority. The move is expected to give the rebels access to some, but not all, of Libya's British-held assets.
Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa, who as former intelligence chief is intimately familiar with Qaddafi's most notorious operations, defected from the Libyan regime yesterday.
Secretary of Defense Gates and Secretary of State Clinton say the US-led military action in Libya is going well. But while Libya is not a 'vital interest,' the US could be there for months.
Missile attacks on Libyan air defenses have freed US jets to attack ground targets. But questions remain, including the use of human shields and the chance that Qaddafi might remain in power.