I took the liberty to post a comment made by a reader of one news portal that aptly summarise who Gaddafi was. Call him by what ever name but don't deny what he has done for LIBYA. He was a real fighter that will put all other Arab leaders (other than Saddam) to shame.
He may be a dictator and cruel to his people but so do all western leaders! They have blood in their hand. The blood of women and children of Gaza, Afghanistan, Pakistan and soon Iran, Syria and Lebanon.
Would any western leaders that so proudly and happily invade and kill and send others to die for them stand and fight like heroes if the time came?
Whatever Gaddafi had done in the past(and even if he was guilty of everything they claim that he is guilty of it pales into insignificance compared to virtually any US presidents evil deeds), the nature of his death, standing tall and fighting to protect his ideals and homeland turns him into a hero of the ages.
He could have fled with the billions attributed to him, as could his family. He could have chosen a comfortable exile, yet he and his sons(supposed spoiled brats), fought and died and took the hardest option of all.
Can you imagine Sarko, Cameron, Blair, Dubya, Hitler, Clinton, standing and fighting like this in the face of impossible odds? Cheney fled to some underground bunker the moment he heard about 9/11 for god's sake, yet cowardly scum like this now feel the right to gloat over the death of other human being who incidentally is someone they a not a millionth of in quality?