Remember when embattled dictator Muammar Gaddafi confirmed his tight friendship with Barack Obama? In a speech published in London-based al-Hayat newspaper in May, 2010, Gaddafi expressed his love and admiration for Obama, whom he described as a fellow Muslim.
At the time, he said: “Now, ruling America is a black man from our continent, an African from Arab descent, from Muslim descent, and this is something we never imagined – that from Reagan we would get to Barakeh Obama.”
Gaddafi referred to his friend Obama’s election as “a major historical gain.” “He is someone I consider a friend. He knows he is a son of Africa. Regardless of his African belonging, he is of Arab Sudanese descent, or of Muslim descent. He is a man whose policy should be supported, and he should be assisted in implementing it in any way possible, since he is now leaning towards peace.”