According to this article from the Sunday Herald (definitely not in the pro-war camp), the "end of the threat posed to world peace and secure oil supplies by the 'axis of evil' is emerging this weekend as the real prize that Tony Blair and George Bush have secured for Christmas". Heady stuff.
Libya was apparently the base for key developments for both Iran and N. Korea.
Yesterday, I was listening to Newstalk and during their headline news they mentioned this development. They obviously decided they needed some political reaction so they asked Richard Boyd Barrett. Why? In the last election he got 876 votes in the Dun Laoghaire constituency. He's not a political player (the pro-death penalty candidate in Wicklow got about the same). Why couldn't Newstalk have asked the Department of Foreign Affairs or someone from Fine Gael, Labour or even Sinn Féin for some reaction on Libya's announcements?
Anyway, Boyd Barrett's reaction was something along the lines of "Libya was never a threat anyway"! I guess he forgot about, among other things, Pan Am 103 (December 21, 1988).