Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday when an aide handed her a phone with the news that deposed Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi was reportedly captured.
“Wow,” was her immediate response.
“Unconfirmed reports about Kadafi being captured,” she told the room of aides and television crews. Later reports revealed that the former Libyan strongman had been killed.
The reaction that followed reflects the skepticism that had developed over a months-long drama that saw multiple false reports of Kadafi’s capture.
“We’ve had a bunch of those before,” she said. “We’ve had, you know, have had him captured a couple of times.”