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August 25th, 2011
05:25 AM ET

Talk Back: What should happen if Gadhafi is captured?

Although the Libyan rebel forces have taken over Gadhafi's compound, they have said that there will be no victory until Gadhafi himself has been captured or killed and they are offering $1.4 million dollars to anyone who is able to do just that.

Knowing that the eyes of the world are upon them, the rebels have said that they will offer the Libyan leader a fair trial if he is captured alive. The International Criminal Court in the Hague also wants to try Gadhafi and has issued warrants for both his arrest and the arrest of one of his sons.

Talk Back: What should happen if Gadhafi is captured?

Let us know what you think. Your answer may be read on this morning's broadcast.


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  1. thomas abrams

    1. Send him to The Hague for a fair trial; or 2. Send him to his farm and a comfortable retirement, as we did our own tyrants (Reagan and the Bush's) who started and perpetuated this war against the Islam religion and its Peoples.

    August 25, 2011 at 8:09 am |
  2. Dan

    If at all possible, he should be captured and turned over to the International Court for trial. Unfortunately, Libya doesn't have the infrastructure of laws and a judicial system needed to fairly try him in that country. If he won't surrender, then he should be shot dead and his body turned over to his tribesmen to help avoid revenge killings and the mayhem that would probably ensue.
    Dan
    Stewartstown, PA

    August 25, 2011 at 7:45 am |
  3. Judd Marquis

    I would put him on a Pan Am plane and light the fuse.

    August 25, 2011 at 7:24 am |
  4. Michael

    Gadhafi needs to be shot dead on sight. To me, that will be justice. Don't waste anymore time or money in bringing him to the Hague, as he has the blood of innocent Americans on his hands(i.e. Berlin discoteque, Pan Am 103).

    August 25, 2011 at 7:20 am |
  5. John Wear

    First find him. I think he and his family have been living deep under the Hotel where the reporters are staying throughout this entire war. The safest place to be in Tripoli when bombs are being dropped. He is probably still there. Once they get him, put him on trial.

    August 25, 2011 at 7:14 am |
  6. John - Jacksonville, FL

    What we think won't matter. The Libyan people won't let him live long enough for a debate.

    August 25, 2011 at 6:21 am |
    • Ted

      Nothing should happen to Gadhafi other than being turned over to the people he affected, the Libyans.

      August 25, 2011 at 7:17 am |
  7. MeLoN

    Gadhafi will never surrender peaceful. The results will be the same as Saddam received – a show trial and a hanging.

    August 25, 2011 at 6:21 am |
  8. jeff bates

    They should send him to the icc... To have a viable future the new regime must be founded on the rule of law. If they just execute him without a trial how are they any different than Ghaddafis regime. There would be no better way to found the future of the country than to ignore the thirst for blood and immediate justice than to send him to the world court and let him stand accountable for his crimes for the whole world to see. There would be no better way to show the world that the new Libya will be a land founded under the rule of law and be an icon to the whole region of what is possible if people make a stand for justice and freedom.

    August 25, 2011 at 5:55 am |
  9. Art Folden

    What should happen if Gadhafi is captured? <= let him go so freedom fighters can have fun catching him again.. etc. etc... repeat until he expires – like a cat 'plays' with a mouse..🙂

    August 25, 2011 at 5:51 am |