Gadhafi: Mediterranean Union still a bad idea

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said he still disagrees with the idea for a Union for the Mediterranean. Gadhafi said the creation of the bloc of countries around the Mediterranean Sea marks a "return to colonization." He said that if European countries wanted to show they were sincerely reaching out to southern neighbors they could pay damages to their former colonies. The idea for the union joining 43 nations including Arab countries and Israel was dreamed up by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. It was launched at a Paris summit last month but Gadhafi refused to come. Gadhafi spoke Monday during a visit to neighboring Tunisia.