Libya should have deposed Muammar Gaddafi decades ago. The previous leader wasn't the best, but Gaddafi was responsible for thousands of deaths regarding his opposition. He drove Libya into the ground and the poor finally rose up against him. The despot should have been thrown out decades ago when he sponsored terrorism against the west.
Yes, Gaddafi was a bad, corrupted and cruel leader, and he probably should have been deposed much earlier. But what's the use to discuss it now? History does not tolerate "should have's". Things had happened the way they did. It's over now. Nothing we can do about it, pointless discussion.
Muammar Gaddafi should have been deposed as Libyan leader long before 2012. The man took a country which had no reason not to be prosperous and turned it into an economic wasteland of a dictatorship, and a terrorist state, at that. Outside forces, such as the United States military, should have forced a regime change as far back as the 1980s.
Muammar Gaddafi should have been deposed as Libyan leader as a result of his actions in the early 1990s. Operation Desert Storm was the perfect opportunity for the United States to have unseated Gaddafi and established a stronghold in the Middle East prior to the events and subsequent military action that followed in the early 2000s.
Gaddafi was a violent dictator and a terrorist and he should have been deposed long before his death in 2012. Gaddafi was responsible for the deaths of British civilians in his terrorist attack in Scotland. The only reason the West tolerated him was in order to keep stability in the oil markets.