Gaddafi death: Joe Biden says ‘NATO got it right’ in Libya

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Vice President Joe Biden speaking to students at Plymouth State University, October 20, 2011

From Michael A. Memoli, the Los Angeles Times:  Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday developments in Libya show the U.S. approach to dealing with Moammar Kadafi was the right one.

"Whether he’s alive or dead, he’s gone. The people of Libya have gotten rid of a dictator," Biden said at an event in New Hampshire, seeming to want to avoid a definitive statement on Kadafi. President Obama is due to address his death at 2 p.m. EDT from the White House.

Biden also seemed to compare the regime change unfolding in Libya with the Bush administration’s approach to Iraq.

"NATO got it right," he said. "In this case, America spent $2 billion and didn’t lose a single life. This is more the prescription for how to deal with the world as we go forward than it has in the past."  (photo: AP)