Sunday, October 23, 2011

Gadaffi

On Slate, it says

"Muammer Qaddafi, the dictator of Libya, declared that 'we'd be content and happy if Obama can stay president forever.' Such lavish praise...tells you much of what [Obama's] approach to foreign policy is and the audience to which he is playing."
— Mitt Romney, in his 2010 book No Apology

IMO: Obviously Romney had it wrong. I would have thought it would have been hard for a Mormon to gain presidency etc. for reasons including belief (?) in 'John Smith's magic spectacles' etc. But it appears that Gadaffi may have genuinely trusted the USA, and so many of his other public utterances bear that out. It seems that he had planned to unite Africa etc. Many people will still feel Gadaffi was right. Certainly there was a much more stable situation in Libya with Gadaffi in charge

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