The mob that could not contain itself or wait to put Moammar Gadhafi on trial — that instead presided over his bloody end — is cut from the same cloth as their former dictator. They cannot possibly preside over Libya's affairs gently or justly. Hence, your editorial calling Mr. Gadhafi's end a vindication of President Barack Obama's policy in Libya is premature ("Death of a tyrant," Oct. 21).
The mob's behavior foreshadows bitter clan rivalries, sectarian violence and consolidation of power in Libya. We are waiting for the next Gadhafi of the rebels and it won't take long for him to emerge from the ashes of Sirte, Misrata or Tripoli. Out of violence comes violence, but as long as we get our light sweet crude we'll be happy.
Usha Nellore, Bel AirCopyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times