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Why is West continuing to spoil tyrants?

No right-thinking person will mourn the passing of Gaddafi. However, many will wonder what differentiated him from a raft of other dictators.

Why are they ignored when they have been guilty of similar acts of brutality?

Worse, far from ousting such people, the West is helping to keep them in power by channelling fortunes in aid.

It is hard not to be cynical about the West's motivations in respect of Gaddafi while so many 'good' tyrants continue to be cosseted.

JOHN O'SHEA

Chief executive, Goal

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