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Good news from Libya throws off candidates

After having harshly criticized President Obama for providing some military support to the Libyan rebels, GOP presidential candidates are struggling to respond to the good news about the rebels sweeping into Tripoli, the New York Times reported. Mitt Romney, who last month accused Obama of "mission muddle" for supporting efforts to remove Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi (in photo), said this week that "the world celebrates the idea of getting rid of Gadhafi." Jon Huntsman, who called the intervention a mistake, said Monday that Gadhafi's defeat "is a step toward openness, democracy and human rights for a people who greatly deserve it."