Reagan called him “the mad dog of the Middle East”. Under George W. Bush and his affirmative action picanninni Condoleeza Rice he was paid compensation for a daughter he never had and became our business partner.
“We’ll shoot down passenger jets”
We should trust him on that; its not that he hasn’t done it before. Lets give this guy another human rights award and let him speak at the United Nations!
On the other hand, supporting the opposition might not be such a great idea either:
The fact that Gaddafi is a reprehensible human being and no friend of the U.S. does not automatically turn his opponents into Thomas Paine. “U.S. to deploy more ships to support Libya planning,” by Phil Stewart forÂ Reuters, March 18 via JW
Gaddafi Teachable Moment: Libya Responds to UN Action by Declaring a Cease-Fire â€” And Then Firing on Rebels Â (that’s exactly what ‘hudna’ means.)
(NEWSER) Â via ZIPâ€“ Moammar Gadhafi is not taking theÂ UN resolution authorizing military attacks against him well. Last night, his defense ministry warned that Libya might retaliate against “any foreign military act” by attacking “all air and maritime traffic in the Mediterranean Sea” as well as “civilian and military” facilities, theÂ Telegraph reports. Meanwhile, son Seif al-Islam played good cop, appearing to tell Christiane Amanpour ofÂ ABC News that Libya would release its captiveÂ New York Times journalists.
In Seif’s telling, Libyans view the French, British, and Arab League as their enemies, but “for the first time in modern history, they like the Americans and are happy with America.” When asked about the journalists, he said, “You know, they entered the country illegally … and they arrest her because you know foreigners in this place. But then they were happy because they found out she is American, not European. And thanks to that she will be free tomorrow.”
- MEANWHILE, SON SAYS ‘NEW YORK TIMES’ JOURNALISTS WILL BE RELEASED
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