Keep Being a Good Boy Moammar and You May Get Another Treat
The Bush administration is allowing American oil companies back into Libya as a reward for Moammar Gadhafi's decision to abandon his WMDs and his pursuit thereof. Gadhafi is still not out of the woods, Libya's assets in the US are still frozen and they are still on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.
This is a good step for the administration, it rewards Libya for its recent actions yet withholds enough for future rewards. "Trustwothy" is not the word that springs to mind when one thinks of Gadhafi and it is obvious that the administration shares this view.