At least Israel didn't kill him. Can you imagine the outcry?
Libyans have been fooled. Maybe Gaddafi was a dictator but he shared all the oil profits with people in such terms as education and health.
Now that they have successfully disposed of that regime under the instruction of the West, all the profits will go to global corporations that have not spent all this money fighting the war just to give freedom to the people of Libya.
It wasn't democracy - but true democracy doesn't exist anywhere, even though we are told it does.
Gaddafi died fighting for independence of his country.
Alex Boromisa Liverpool
Many dictators in the past, when faced with a revolution, have bravely stated they would ''fight until the end'', only to do a runner when the end approaches. On the other hand Gaddafi was true to his word only to be summarily executed instead of being brought to trial.
Libyans would have benefited greatly had he been tried, found guilty and sentenced according to the rule of law.
Richard Broniman Chifley
Letters in The Age aren't quite as praiseworthy of Gaddafi but instead demand a warm fuzzy approach to the problem of Islamism:
Messages of hate
THE media have celebrated the death of Colonel Gaddafi like bloodthirsty dogs. When will society be able to punish these people appropriately without such lustful vengeance?
We send messages of hate to those who hate us. This is not a game, rather it is a battle for decency and for the human species to move to a more civilised plane where we might begin to believe we can actually live peacefully together.
Gaddafi was a criminal of the worst kind but we need to demonstrate that we can deal with these people according to world laws and that the world's police can carry out this task in a decent and lawful manner. If we can't, then what separate us from him?
Andrew Dowling, Torquay
Due process threatened
FIRST Osama bin Laden was killed in what looked like a summary execution. Now Colonel Gaddafi has met his death in questionable circumstances. Where is due process - the rule of local and international law - in all this? Is this really the way forward in creating and maintaining a better and fairer world?
Terry Hewton, Henley Beach South, SA
They pulled an unarmed, unprotected Saddam Hussein out of a hole and he was subject to a trial. Bin Laden and Gaddafi weren't exactly sitting at home watching CNN when there was a polite knock at the door. It's amazing the number of letter writers who have no idea how things work in the real world.
More interestingly, having apparently misspelled Gaddafi, I now realise that the name appears in the spell-checker dictionary of my web browser. Fame!