Fugitive Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi was killed in fighting around his hometown Thursday, a top official in Libya’s transitional government said, citing reports from fighters who claimed they saw the body. Information Minister Mahmoud Shammam said he expects the prime minister to confirm the death soon, noting that past reports emerged “before making 100 percent confirmation.” The transitional government called a news conference in Tripoli, where Prime Minister Mustafa Abdul-Jalil could confirm the death. Past reports of Qaddafi deaths or captures have later proven incorrect, but an increasing number of Libyan officials have confirmed the news. Al-Jazeera TV showed footage of a man resembling Qaddafi lying dead or severely wounded, bleeding from the head and stripped to the waist as fighters rolled him over on the pavement.
I always wonder why when a big name figure dies in a foreign country, they insist on treating the body like ‘Weekend at Bernies.’ The idea is to show everyone he’s dead and you make him look like me hungover on a Sunday morning. The confirmation for me though is that second picture. Not sure if they plucked his eyes out but you’re just looking into a lifeless, soulless body. Anyway, did anyone catch that World Series game last night?