sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

April 8, 2011

With Enemies Like These, who Needs Friends?

Filed under: politics — Tags: , , — edge of the sandbox @ 5:13 am

Qaddafi endorsed Obama:

For whatever reason, Muammar Qaddafi has decided, in a letter to President Obama, to just ask if America and NATO would maybe stop bombing Libya, please? Though Qaddafi obviously doesn’t approve of the military campaign against him, he still has plenty of nice things to say to Obama, including:

Despite all this you will always remain our son whatever happened. We still pray that you continue to be president of the U.S.A. We Endeavor and hope that you will gain victory in the new election campaigne [sic].

Obama’s first big endorsement! Anyway, back to the core of the message, “Stop bombing us”:

Bearing in mind that you are the president of the strongest power in the world nowadays, and since Nato is waging an unjust war against a small people of a developing country. This country had already been subjected to embargo and sanctions, furthermore it also suffered a direct military armed aggression during Reagan’s time. This country is Libya.

The best part is that clarifying last sentence. Just in case. This is too important to risk any misunderstandings. Of course it wasn’t important enough to spell Obama’s name even remotely accurately:

Our dear son, Excellency, Baraka Hussein Abu oumama, your intervention is the name of the U.S.A. is a must, so that Nato would withdraw finally from the Libyan affair.

Proper spelling is like proper grammar: neo-colonialist.  Authenticity beats spelling.  If Qaddafi believes Obama is a Kenyan Muslim, then why not a Kenyan Muslim name?

Since kinetic military action can last well beyond 2012, a new President might feel obliged to finish up Scarecrow’s mess.  Although this Commander in Chief just may end up sending ground troops to Libya, I’m not sure how it’s supposed to happen when he threatens to defund the military.  I guess it’s one of those instances where he can’t make up his mind.  Given that we are at war with him, I can think of a few sane reasons why Qadaffi prefers a weak POTUS.



  1. A kinetic military action is a war? Oh!

    BTW – I don’t think foreigners can provide legitimate campaign contributions.

    African Kenyan? Afraid of assassination? That speech is a slam. He is portraying our president as a weak Muslim. Who would believe we would ever see such a thing?

    Comment by Citizen Tom — April 9, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

  2. […] Edge of the Sandbox – With enemies like these, who needs friends? […]

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