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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Qaddafi's UN speech hits the mark like no mark has been hit before!

As brevity is the soul of wit, so Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Qaddafi is unwittingly the soul of levity.

Some say 95 minutes is a long time to spend talking to a roomful of world leaders usually known for their quiet, contemplative moods. But Qaddafi broke with the serene norm of United Nations gatherings in a General Assembly address that was as bellicose as it was, well, really really on the mark.

For example, Qaddafi argued that until Europe repays what he estimates is a $7.7-trillion debt to Africa for slavery and what-not, Africans get free passage into Europe and can squat wherever they want. Right on, brother! Stick it to those Eurotrash!

Qaddafi urged the world body to investigate immediately the mysterious deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy. About damn time! Lee Harvey Oswald or Lee Harvey bin Laden?

The Swine Flu, said Libya's leader, is a conspiracy of the big drug companies. Duh! And you know what, "Fish Flu" is next. I dare anyone to bet his life against it!

The UN Security Council, Qaddafi exclaimed with uncanny precision, is really the UN "Terror Council." Natch! I mean, what other organization out there so blatantly overuses the word "terror" now that that Bush dude is gone?

"Jet lag sucks!!" roared the Colonel. Amen!

And, Muammar Qaddafi was the one man who had the courage to say what everyone is thinking but too "diplomatic" to address. (That Israel and Palestine should join together in one binational state? No, plenty of people have argued that. Although Qaddafi's proposed name--"Isratine"--is just effing lame.)

No, Qaddafi had the cojones to say that Barack Obama should be President-for-Life. Admit it, even you've thought about it.

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