Keith Ellison: Don't celebrate Qaddafi's death

Keith Ellison: Relieved, but not "happy" about Qaddafi's death.
Keith Ellison: Relieved, but not "happy" about Qaddafi's death.

Muammar Qaddafi is finally, mercifully, dead. After a 40-year reign of terror inflicted upon his own people, other Africans, Europeans, and Americans, the Libyan dictator has been killed by his own people. According to graphic images posted by Al-Jazeera, Qaddafi's body is now being dragged through the street.

But not everyone is ready to jump in the conga line and dance on Muammar's grave.

Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison had an early message for his Twitter followers, which expressed relief for Libyans, and hope for the future of people there and in other Arab countries.

But, Ellison cautioned, no one should celebrate the end of a human life.

Ellison's thought, which was immediately retweeted by dozens of followers, went like this:

OBL responsible for mass killing in US, Palistan, Iraq, Kenya, Tanzania and more. Plus fear and suffering for many.
May 02 via Twitter for BlackBerry®FavoriteRetweetReply

To paraphrase Clarence Darrow, it seems that Keith Ellison has never called for another man's death -- but he's read a couple of obituaries with relief.

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