The Associated Press is reporting that raving lunatic/Libyan dictator/snappy dresser Muammar Gaddafi sent a three page letter to President Obama yesterday. The AP obtained a copy of the letter and printed parts of it today.
Much of the letter’s contents are rather predictable. Gaddafi pleads with Obama to put an end to the “unjust war.” He plays the victim card, stressing that Libyans are a “small people” of a “developing country.” He rambles about “world peace” and “friendship between our peoples” and “cooperation against terror.” Pretty boilerplate stuff. But there were some surprises in the letter. For example, Gaddafi refers to President Obama as “our dear son, Excellency, Baraka Hussein Abu oumama.” “Baraka Hussein Abu oumama?” What birth certificate was Gaddafi looking at? More interesting though, is the section where Gaddafi offers his full-throated endorsement to President Obama’s reelection campaign, “[Y]ou will always remain our son whatever happened. We still pray that you continue to be president of the U.S.A. We Endeavour [sic] and hope that you will gain victory in the new election campaigne [sic].”
Wow. It should be pointed out that Gaddafi has long been a fan of Obama. But still? Just…wow. So he bombs your country, lobs missiles at your military installations, destroys your air force, and demands you resign, and your response is to pray for his continued political success? Quick, someone draw a cartoon of Gaddafi dressed as a cowboy telling Obama “I wish I knew how to quit you.”
No response yet from the Gingrich, Romney, or Pawlenty camps, who are no doubt greatly disappointed that they didn’t win this crucial endorsement for themselves. Can you imagine if Gaddafi had endorsed a Republican candidate instead? I’m pretty sure I know what would have been the main topic of discussion on MSNBC for the next two days.
Or two years.