Did the diplomats and strategists really think they, with their misplaced sense of self-importance, could control the path of events? Bunch o'striped pants* wankers.
From the Telegraph:
The happy-happy joy-joy crowd running the Barcelona Process?
From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
And I'd tell Axelrod to quit doing that little endzone celebration, he looks ridiculous.
Just so we're clear though, there's one word that, in my mind anyway, justifies anything that happened to Gaddafi:
*For those who'd rather not chase down the 'striped pants" reference, it's what our British friends refer to as "striped trousers", the bottom half of a morning suit, often worn by diplomats:
I believe 'wankers' is universally understood.