Back in 2010, the erstwhile despot showered his passion upon the man with the Muslim middle name:
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi considers the US president a blessing to the Muslim world. In a speech published in London-based al-Hayat newspaper on Saturday, Gaddafi praised Barack Obama, called him a "friend" and said there is no longer any dispute between his country and the US.
Gaddafi stressed that Obama's presidency is "a major historical gain" and said, "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."
And why shouldn't Gaddafi have felt that way? Look at the love and respect:
Well, that was then, when Obama was trying to show the world he was the anti-Bush. Today our chameleon-esque leader has decided (or been told) he actually needs to be more like Bush. So under the bus you go, Muammar, and under the bombs as well. Because first and foremost, Barack Obama is worried about Barack Obama, and if that means turning on old pals and killing them so he can seem like a big man, well...there you go.
Don't feels so bad, Muammar. You've got plenty of company under there as well. And I actually feel a little better too - maybe, one can hope, former secret gay lover Hugo Chavez is next?
If not, I'll even settle for the ouster of this petty socialist - Ortega, was it?
Call it "the handshake of doom". Future despots who get the hale-and hearty shake from Barack Obama should wash their hands immediately afterwards...and count their fingers, just to make sure they haven't been "redistributed"...