The "Guests" of Qaddafi are back home. SOFIA, Bulgaria, July 24-After more than eight years in jail in Libya, five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor stepped off the French presidential plane here in Bulgaria's capital early this morning where they were greeted by crying relatives and Bulgaria's top officials.
They were accompanied by the European Union's foreign affairs commissioner, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, and the wife of France's president, Cecilia Sarkozy, who had helped secure their release and had flown with the medical workers from Libya.
In a press conference at the airport terminal, standing in front of the nurses, Bulgarian foreign minister, Ivailo Kalfin, said that the Bulgarian president, Georgi Parvanov, had pardoned the medical workers, this ending all their legal liabilities, to the emotional applause of the waiting crowd. I guess for Libya railroading foreign aid workers just wasn't worth it in the long run.