Yes, Qaddafi was a bad leader, and was a dictator who was a tireless tyrant who did nothing to help his country. Qaddafi was a terrorist who never repented for his actions while in office when it came to the tragic plane crash that occurred back in the 1980s and therefor is bad leader.
Yes, I think that Qaddafi was a bad leader, and did not inspire positive changes inside his country. I think that Qaddafi played more of a villain role as a leader, and did nothing to help the people of his country succeed. Qaddafi should, therefore, not be seen as an effective leader and was a bad leader.
Holding your post for a long time doesn't make you a great leader, particularly in a sparsely populated country that people have difficulty forming networks to get rid of you in. When your reign ends with your people killing you, it's probably because you did some pretty scummy things while you were calling the shots.
It could be argued that Gaddafi was a successful leader because he did meet a great number of his goals as a leader; but was he a bad leader in the sense that many suffered under his reign? Then the answer is yes. He was a bad man and led by fear. It could be argued that a "good leader" is one whom people want to follow, and not because they fear.
He did a number of goods things in his time, like
1. Electricity is free for all Libyans.
2. Loans in Libya are free with 0% interest as banks are state owned.
3. Homes are considered a human right in Libya – Gaddafi vowed that his parents would not get a house until everyone in Libya had a home. Gaddafi’s father has died while him, his wife and his mother were still living in a tent.
4. All newly married people in Libya receive US$ 50,000 by the government to buy their first home to help the new family.
5. Medical treatment and education are free in Libya. Before Colonel Muammar Gaddafi ruled the country, only 25% of Libyans were literate. Today the figure is around 83%.
6. If Libyans wanted to take up farming as a career, the government funded people from equipment to seeds, all for free.
7. The government subsidised 50% of the price of a new car if a Libyan citizen wanted to buy their first car.
8. Petrol price in Libya is around $0.14 per litre.
9. Libya has no debt externally and its reserves amounts to $150 billion – nowglobally frozen.
10. The Libyan government would fund anyone who got a degree and if they could not get employment, and they would receive income as if they were employed until they got a job.
11. The sale of Libyan oil is credited directly to the bank accounts of all Libyan citizens in proportion.
12. A family would get US $5,000 if they had a new baby to support the childs upbringing.
13. 40 loaves of bread in Libya costs around $0.15.
14. 25% of Libyans have a university degree.
Gaddafi was a successful leader because he did meet a great number of his goals as a leader. He braked up the monarchy of Libya, also he did a lot for Libya's economy. In his way, to be a dictator is in normal. Everyone doesn't want lose power, if you are Gaddafi you will do same tings like him.