Moammar Gaddafi Thanks Congressional RepublicansPosted: June 10, 2011
John Boehner’s office has received a thank you letter from Colonel Moammar Gaddafi expressing appreciation for to the U.S. Congress for their criticism of President Barack Obama’s Libya policy. Presumably Gaddafi was referring to a resolution introduced by Boehner and passed by the House of Representatives last week.
From The New York Times Caucus Blog:
“I want to express my sincere gratitude for your thoughtful discussion of the issues,” Colonel Qaddafi wrote in the letter, a copy of which was supplied to The New York Times by a person seeking to defend the administration’s policy. “We are confident that history will see the wisdom of your country in debating these issues.”
Colonel Qaddafi did not refer specifically to a resolution passed by the House that rebuked the administration for maintaining an American role in the campaign without the consent of Congress. But he expressed hope that the lawmakers would continue to pressure the administration.
“We are counting on the United States Congress to its continued investigation of military activities of NATO and its allies to confirm what we believe is a clear violation of U.N. Security Council resolution 1973,” Colonel Qaddafi said in the three-page letter, which was not addressed to any particular lawmaker.
The Caucus got a response from John Boehner’s spokesperson:
“If authentic, this incoherent letter only reinforces that Gaddafi must go. There’s no disagreement about that,” said the spokesman for Mr. Boehner, Brendan Buck. “That’s why so many Americans have questions – which the White House refuses to answer – about the administration committing U.S. resources to an operation that doesn’t make his removal a goal.”
Too funny! This is an open thread.