Skip to comments.US Apologizes to Gaddafi For Using Harsh Words That Offended the Dear Dictator
Posted on 03/10/2010 10:12:57 AM PST by American Dream 246
The Obama State Department apologized to Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi for offending the dear tyrant with offensive language. The BBC reported:
The US State Department has apologized for comments made about Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafis call for jihad, or holy war, against Switzerland.
Department spokesman PJ Crowley, who made the dismissive comments, said they did not reflect US policy and were not intended to offend.
Col Gaddafi had criticised a Swiss vote against the building of minarets and urged Muslims to boycott the country.
Mr Crowley described it as lots of words, not necessarily a lot of sense.
Libya and Switzerland are embroiled in a long-running diplomatic row.
I regret that my comments have become an obstacle to further progress in our bilateral relationship, Mr Crowley said.
Last week, Libyas National Oil Corporation warned US oil firms of possible repercussions over Mr Crowleys reaction. The Libyan ambassador to the US sought to clarify Col Gaddafis remarks saying the Libyan leader meant an economic boycott not an armed attack.
I should have focused solely on our concern about the term jihad, which has since been clarified by the Libyan government, Mr Crowley added.
I understand my personal comments were perceived as a personal attack on the president, he said.
Hat Tip Dan Friedman
Libyan dictator Moamer Gaddafi warned the Swiss in December that their minaret ban invited attacks by Al-Qaeda on Europe.
In September it was reported that the Obama Administration planned to give $400,000 in funding to a Libyan charity run by the Gadhafi family.
This is satire, right?
They’re all acting like a bunch of little 3 year olds.
The USA is being run right now by the immates of the insane alsylum!
Awwww, for ***k’s sake!!!!!!
It sure sounds like satire to me.
It’s getting a bit scary when what SHOULD be satire is not.
Why do they let him persist in repeating this fallacy?
Mr. Gaddafi... meet Mr. Predator.
back in the days of reagan we would have delivered that apology attached to a tomahawk missle....
the leaders today are such pussy’s....
Owe Bow Mao.
150 years ago if congress and these idiots in DC had tried to pull this crap, the whole lot of them would have bee escorted out side those hollowed halls, lined up and shot.
Damn I miss the old days
Yep, they went "wee wee" in their pants at the thought of offending Gaddafi - this is the best and the brightest/sarc
Youtube on Gadafi; it’s hilarious to watch him speak.
I like the Reagan apologized with a Bomb through his front door.
YARGHHH! What are these idiots doing?? This post needs a PUKE ALERT!
Reagan put Bomb through his front door.
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