The Rebels Reach Tripoli NATO's Success Marks Bitter Failure for Merkel

Germany wanted nothing to do with NATO's military mission in Libya. Now that autocrat Moammar Gadhafi appears to be on his way out, however, it looks as though Chancellor Angela Merkel guessed wrong. It could ultimately prove to be an expensive mistake.
Supporters of Libyan rebels celebrate in Tripoli on Monday evening.

Supporters of Libyan rebels celebrate in Tripoli on Monday evening.

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