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A League of War Criminals

The Arab League has met, and this is what they have decided:

Arab leaders have concluded their annual summit by showing their support for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir who is wanted for war crimes.

The Arab League said it rejected the International Criminal Court’s decision to issue a warrant for his arrest.

President Bashir had earlier spoken at the summit in Qatar, and won strong support from his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad.

Meanwhile, the BBC’s Katya Adler, in Qatar, says earlier reports that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had stormed out of the Arab League summit were incorrect.

But, our correspondent says, Mr Gaddafi used the floor to settle old scores, criticising Saudi King Abdullah and appearing to reignite a public spat he had at the 2003 Arab summit.

At Monday’s opening session he called the king a British product and an American ally.

But he added that he now considered their “problem” over and was ready to reconcile, drawing applause from the other delegates.

The two leaders appeared to bury the hatchet with a 30 minute face-to-face meeting on the sidelines of the summit, reports said.

What a bunch of clowns.

Still, I wouldn’t want to be left alone in a room with Muammar Gaddafi and a hatchet. Would you?

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