Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi - who John McCain once called an 'interesting man' in a tweet - addressed the General Assembly of the UN today following President Obama's speech. Given that he talked for a full 96 minutes, it's hard to pick out the best parts - but we'll do our best.
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#10: The UN is useless because it's failed to stop "65 wars" since its founding.
"The charter states in the preamble that we shall not resort to military force unless there is a common interest," Qaddafi said, "but after that what happened? Sixty-five wars broke out after the UN was established. It was not in the interest of all nations."
#9: I love the preamble, but I hate the UN Charter!
The preamble says "that all nations are equal whether they are small nations or whether they are big," Qaddafi noted as he waved around a small copy of it. But the fact that a member of the five-nation Security Council can veto a resolution is "against the charter." The African Union, which Qaddafi currently chairs, ought to have a seat on the Security Council, he said.
#8: The UN Security Council = Terrorism
The apparent tyranny of the Security Council's veto power was likened to terrorism: "We do not accept it and we do not acknowledge it...this is terrorism! We cannot allow the nations of the Security Council to rule ... this is terrorism in itself." He went on to compare this veto to Julius Caesar. We can't say it better than the writers at New York Magazine: "We scanned his face to see the irony of this, an unelected despot who has for 40 years ruled a nation that freely hands out weapons to terrorists at will, and we found no trace of it."
Read more, including his love letter to Obama, his comparison of the Taliban to the Vatican, and his musings on who killed JFK, after the jump.