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Rick Perry on Libya: 'Cause for Cautious Celebration'

12:18 PM, Aug 22, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Rick Perry's campaign just released the following statement on Libya from the Texas governor: 

Rick Perry photo portrait, August 28, 2004

"The crumbling of Muammar Ghadafi’s reign, a violent, repressive dictatorship with a history of terrorism, is cause for cautious celebration.

"The lasting impact of events in Libya will depend on ensuring rebel factions form a unified, civil government that guarantees personal freedoms, and builds a new relationship with the West where we are allies instead of adversaries."

It would seem that Perry's reasoning for a "cautious celebration"--considering he describes the Libyan regime as "a violent, repressive dictatorship"--is that events in Libya are still unfolding. Indeed, no one even seems to really know where Qaddafi is right now. 

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