Thursday, February 24, 2011


For the love of God, make it stop:

Do you want to guess the mystery, or should I give it away? Oh, I bet you already guessed:

As pressure mounts on the White House to intervene to stop Moammar Gadhafi's bloody crackdown in Libya, many commentators have been wondering why Barack Obama has been cautious in his criticism of the dictator after the U.S. president so fervently supported the removal from office of U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak of Egypt.

But Gadhafi has been tied to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's spiritual adviser for more than 23 years.

The Libyan dictator also has financed and strongly supported the Nation of Islam and its leader, Louis Farrakhan. Obama has ties to Farrakhan and his controversial group. Read more at

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Yup, that's right. It's not about oil, or stability, or even the desire not to do diplomacy out loud in public. It has nothing to do with the fact that we have full diplomatic relations with Qaddafi, relations reestablished by the sainted George W. Bush.

...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."

It's all because a guy Obama ditched three years ago used to hang with Muammar.

Remember, this is Fox Nation, not a Glenn Beck site. Beck's name is nowhere to be found here. (Beck's Blaze, however, does also work this angle, tossing Louis Farrakhan into the mix, because, y'know, what the hell, why not?)

Oh well -- at least in this case, unlike in Egypt, our wingnut overlords have given us permission to root for the rebels against the dictator. Meanwhile, expect to hear a lot about this from Hannity, Beck, et al.

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