AWKWARD

Qaddafi's Strange Peace Tour

Muammar Qaddafi has been busy during his first trip to America. In addition to 94-minute speeches and campouts on Donald Trump’s lawn, Qaddafi met with Lisa Gibson, a Colorado attorney whose brother was one of the 270 people killed in the Pan Am bombing in Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988. Gibson’s brother was a Berlin-stationed U.S. soldier on his way home for Christmas. In August, Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, a Libyan man convicted of the bombing, was released from prison after being diagnosed with prostate cancer, to the delight of throngs of Libyan fans. In New York on Wednesday, Qaddafi, Gibson, and another victim’s relative spent 10 minutes together at the Libyan Mission to the United States. "He generally said he was sorry for the loss, but we didn't go into any details about the bombing…He was very friendly and cordial to us…Honestly, I think he was touched by us being there,” Gibson said. Some of Qaddafi’s other efforts to improve Libya’s international relationships include getting rid of the weapons of his country’s mass destruction programs and paying the families of Lockerbie victims.