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Schröder, left, greets Gaddafi, in the first visit to Tripoli by a German leader in 25 years

Friendship's Limits
Muammar Gaddafi might have morphed from a terror-backing revolutionary into a Western ally, but he's still not shy about airing his disagreements. While European and American business executives packed Tripoli hotels last week scouting for new deals in the oil-rich nation, Libya's leader made it clear that he was not a supporter of Washington's strategy in Iraq. "The best thing [the U.S. ] could do for the Iraqis and the Americans is to withdraw," Gaddafi told TIME. Gaddafi's second son, Seif al Islam, widely perceived as his father's likely political heir, pledged to stay out of...