Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney released the following statement on Libya, stopping short of even calling for a "cautious celebration" of Muammar Qaddafi's impending downfall. Instead, Romney, in his statement, hopes now to seek "justice" for the victims of the Pan Am 103 bombing:

“The world is about to be rid of Muammar el-Qaddafi, the brutal tyrant who terrorized the Libyan people. It is my hope that Libya will now move toward a representative form of government that supports freedom, human rights, and the rule of law. As a first step, I call on this new government to arrest and extradite the mastermind behind the bombing of Pan Am 103, Abdelbaset Mohmed Ali al-Megrahi, so justice can finally be done.”

Megrahi, who was supposedly on his death bed when Scottish authorities released him to Libya, "received a hero's welcome when he returned to Libya after his release in August [2009] and since has reportedly been on the mend," according to the New York Daily News. And, since returning to Libya, " longer receives hospital treatment after ending the course of chemotherapy that he had been given after returning to his homeland last August...[and] is now living in a spacious two-storey villa with his wife and their five grown-up children in a prosperous suburb of Tripoli, the Libyan capital."

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