Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Reminder of What We Escaped When We Elected Obama

From a Reuters article dated August 14, 2009, discovered by Atrios:

"TRIPOLI, Aug 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator John McCain praised Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi for his peacemaking role in Africa and said Congress would support expanding ties, Libyan state news agency Jana said on Friday.

U.S.-Libyan relations have dramatically improved since Tripoli's decision in December 2003 to give up its weapons of mass destruction programmes, with diplomatic ties resuming in June 2004 after a break of more than two decades.

"McCain and the delegation accompanying him confirmed the importance of expanding further the relations between Libya and the United States.

"Senator McCain and the delegation with him expressed their deep happiness to meet the leader and praised him for his wisdom and strategic vision to tackle issues of concern to the world and his efforts to sustain peace and stability in Africa"

Gaddafi's "wisdom and strategic vision...and his efforts to sustain peace and stability."  Right, John.  And don't forget his wisdom and strategic vision to have become the dictator of a country with lots of oil.

It's interesting to me that, in all the talk of Gaddafi's current abominable behavior, no one seems to want to remember that it was George W. Bush who decided to reward him by taking him off the terrorist watch list, in return for his benevolent action in making deals with American oil companies.  Less than two years ago, this horrible man was praised by Republicans as a noble, peace loving leader; now they are savaging Obama for not bombing the hell out of him.  The well of dishonesty which the Republicans have tapped reaches to the center of the earth.

1 comment:

St. Joan said...

I think its taproot leads to Hell.