With hindsight, it is easy for MPs to fault the West’s intervention. But overthrowing Gaddafi was the right thing to do at the time

‘Crumbling stones are nothing compared to the mangled bodies of Assad’s victims. They are a good illustration, though, of the price of our impotence’

The future Libyan dictator had already developed a powerful sense of destiny when he arrived for an army training course in 1966

‘It may be premature to celebrate the fall of Gaddafi, especially since the National Transitional Council has introduced sharia’

The UN Security Council resolution referring the situation in Libya since 15 February to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is, of course, to be welcomed. But I don’t suppose Muammar Gaddafi will lose much sleep over resolution 1970, adopted unanimously last night.