The U.S. is trying to confirm the death of deposed Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. In the meantime, Capitol Hill is reacting to what is can mean for U.S.-Middle East policy. Senator Lindsey Graham, who recently returned from Libya, says the U.S can move that embattled country forward with its former dictator gone.
“We can go over there and help them build their infrastructure up. There are a lot of business opportunities in Libya,” he said. “The country’s been ravaged. They are looking for business partners and we send business people over to talk with the new regime.”
Graham appeared on Fox News, while the gruesome images of the deposed leader’s body filled TV screens this morning.
He says the U.S. needs to influence the outcome, “One of the problems I have with leading from behind is that when a day like this comes we don’t have the infrastructure in place that we should have, ” Graham told Fox.