Romney Cheers Gaddafi Death

    LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 18:  (L-R) U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), former CEO of Godfather's Pizza Herman Cain, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) are introduced at the Republican presidential debate airing on CNN, October 18, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Seven GOP contenders are taking part in the debate, which is sponsored by the Western Republican Leadership Conference in Las Vegas and held in the Venetian Hotel's Sands Expo and Convention Center. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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    GOP hopeful Mitt Romney was the first candidate to react to former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s death Thursday. “I think it’s about time,” Romney said in a town hall in Iowa, calling Gaddafi “a terrible tyrant that killed his own people and murdered Americans and others.” But GOP candidates have been criticizing President Obama’s actions in Libya for months, with Rep. Michele Bachmann the most outspoken, calling the administration’s actions “leading from behind.” Rep. Ron Paul had said that Gaddafi’s past as a “bad guy” shouldn’t justify war in Libya.

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