Cheat-Seeking Missles

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Obama Dodges Gaddhafi Endorsement

As Obama's acolytes work to separate their candidate from Hamas, Castro, Moore and Galloway (granted, a second-tier job compared to separating Obama from Wright, Ayres and Khalidi), they can breathe a sigh of relief: They got a near-miss endorsement, not a direct hit endorsement, from Moammar Gaddhafi.

Still, some damage control might be necessary:
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Wednesday U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama would have an "inferiority complex" because he is black and if elected he might "behave worse than whites."

"We fear that Obama will feel that, because he is black with an inferiority complex, this will make him behave worse than the whites," Gaddafi told a rally at a former U.S. military base on the outskirts of the Libyan capital Tripoli. ...

Gaddafi said Obama should adopt a policy of supporting poor and weak peoples such as the Palestinians and be a friend of what he called free Arab peoples rather than U.S. "agents" in the Arab world who, he said, were hated by their own people.
It seems the Libyan top dog is assuming Obama will win the race, which is something of an endorsement, and that he sees in Obama greater potential for U.S. support of Palestinian terror over Israeli democracy.

Best of the Web's James Taranto (who gets a hat-tip for this find) refers to Gaddafi as "Libya's lunatic dictator." That may explain why Gaddafi is the only person on the planet to believe that Barack Obama has an inferiority complex.

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