Dan Rather Reports

Season 7 Episode 29

Gaddafi's Last Day

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 23, 2012 on HDNet
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(10/23/2012) We report from Libya, a country that is back in the headlines but from which there has been precious little reporting on the ground. The death of U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans has become a key point in the presidential election. But what about the country itself? The reality is, as with most matters of foreign affairs, there are no easy answers. We were given extraordinary access to what has happened in Libya in the past twelve months. It was a year ago, October 2011, when Moammar Gadaffi was executed by his countrymen. But it wouldn’t have happened without help from the U.S. Of all the countries that have seen so-called “Arab Spring” uprisings, Libya is the only one where the west openly intervened. There was great hope that Libya would quickly become a symbol of a new order in the Arab world, but a year later all the complexity and contradictions of the country can be found in the charred ruins of the American consulate in Benghazi.moreless

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