Obama’s Silence on Kaddafi

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February 27, 2008 3:33 p.m.

Can we ignore Sen. Obama’s silence about Muammar Kaddafi?

We know that Louis Farrakhan has said positive things about Barack Obama. And he’s not the only one. This is the same Louis Farrakhan who has travelled to Libya to meet with and say positive things about Kaddafi, who has long-standing ties to terrorism. And that’s not all. The former pastor at Obama’s church, Jeremiah Wright, has not only said positive things about Farrakhan. In the 1980s, he went on a trip with Farrakhan to … you guessed it, Libya, to meet with Kaddafi.

With all of Obama’s ties to Kaddafi and all Kaddafi’s ties to terrorism, not to mention a lot of Muslims and Arabs and blacks, how much longer can Obama stay silent on his relationship to Kaddafi? Does he support Kaddafi? Has he met with him? Will he denounce Kaddafi, notwithstanding that nuclear deal we have with him now?

These questions won’t go away.

And I don’t think even denouncing is going to be enough. He’ll have to reject.

(ed.note: A distressingly large number of readers weren’t clear that this post was satire. But as long as we inhabit the same universe as Tim Russert, can we blame them?)

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