Channel hopping during this Libyan conflict finds every major news network using a different spelling for this kook’s name.

CNN uses ‘Ghadafi’, Fox News Channel uses ‘Qaddafi’, and MSNBC uses ‘Khaddafy’ – I’m sure I’ve seen others.

The U.S. Government uses ‘Qadhafi’ on the State Dept site (

I got curious which was correct – apparently they all may be. I found this post ( which sheds some light on the matter.

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