Qaddafi Endorses Obama’s Reelection Campaign


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 Endeavour and hope that you will gain victory in the new election campaigne.

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.

Yes, he did call him "Baraka Hussein Abu oumama." If we had to guess, this is payback for the English-speaking world's habit of spelling Qaddafi's name about 1,000 different ways.

Text of New Qaddafi Letter to Obama [Lede/NYT]