Why has Obama been so reluctant to condemn Gaddafi?

Remember when embattled dictator Muammar Gaddafi confirmed his tight friendship with Barack Obama? In a speech published in London-based al-Hayat newspaper in May, 2010, Gaddafi expressed his love and admiration for Obama, whom he described as a fellow Muslim.

At the time, he said: “Now, ruling America is a black man from our continent, an African from Arab descent, from Muslim descent, and this is something we never imagined – that from Reagan we would get to Barakeh Obama.”

Gaddafi referred to his friend Obama’s election as “a major historical gain.” He is someone I consider a friendHe knows he is a son of Africa. Regardless of his African belonging, he is of Arab Sudanese descent, or of Muslim descent. He is a man whose policy should be supported, and he should be assisted in implementing it in any way possible, since he is now leaning towards peace.”

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http://sandrarose.com/2011/02/flashba…
http://noiri.blogspot.com/2009/10/gad…
http://punditpress.blogspot.com/2011/…
http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/2008…

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