Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Why Gaddafi's Now a Good Guy

Why Gaddafi's Now a Good Guy
By SCOTT MACLEOD/CAIRO

"Bush is saying that America is fighting for the triumph of freedom," Gaddafi said between sips of tea. "When we were supporting liberation movements in the world, we were arguing that it was for the victory of freedom. We both agree. We were fighting for the cause of freedom."

At the time, it may have sounded like the typical ramblings of the Libyan leader. But now, a year later, Gaddafi and Bush do apparently see eye to eye. On Monday, Gaddafi accomplished one of history's great diplomatic turnarounds when Secretary of State Condeleezza Rice announced that the U.S. was restoring full diplomatic relations with Libya and held up the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya as "a model" for others to follow. Rice attributed the ending of the U.S.'s long break in diplomatic relations to Gaddafi's historic decision in 2003 to dismantle weapons of mass destruction and renounce terrorism as well as Libya's "excellent cooperation in response to common global threats faced by the civilized world since September 11, 2001."

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3 Comments:

At 9:46 AM, Blogger edgar said...

Hello Weaseldog,

R. Raygun missed his chance to kill the scumbag or else "those people" might still be alive. I did read that many of the weapons he is using against the protesters came from the EU. I hope that is true because I am tired of made-in-usa weapons landing over there and killing civilians.

 
At 1:27 PM, Blogger Bukko Canukko said...

It's another sign of Peak Oil, when TPTB are willing to be friendly with a megalomaniacal nutball like Khadaffi because they can no longer resist his grease. That's why Hugo Chavez has friends, eh? Although he's more of a blowhard than a cranium case like Kagoofy.

 
At 8:15 AM, Blogger edgar said...

The [IEA eats crow] (H/T oil drum).

Do you remember them projecting 120 mb/d in 2036 and smugly calling us all stupid?

http://www.altenergystocks.com/archives/OilProduction.gif

 

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