If you're marvelling at the measured tone of Muammar Qaddafi's op-ed in today's Times, make sure you read Kevin Cullen's column in today's Globe as well.
Citing Chelmsford resident Mohammed Eljahmi, whose brother Fathi was imprisoned by Qaddafi's regime, Cullen argues that Qaddafi's current media offensive--which also featured an op-ed on Russia that ran in the Globe and the Washington Times--amounts to a transparent push for undeserved image rehabilitation. As an added plus, Cullen also acts as the Globe's temporary ombudsman, getting an unnamed editor to explain why the paper ran its Qaddafi op-ed back in December.
Cullen has his critics, and some of their criticisms have merit. But this is excellent stuff, and shows just how strong Cullen can be when he's on top of his game.