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Friday, August 26, 2011

Libya's Muammar Gaddafi Reached Out to Dennis Kucinich

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 3:00 PM


What does an embattled Libyan president do when he's on the verge of being ousted from power and scolded by the international community? He calls the Son of Cleveland and staunch peace supporter Dennis! Kucinich, naturally.

Dennis! has been vehemently opposed to U.S. intervention in Libya and NATO's bombings, the latter of which Dennis! took to task for civilian deaths, going so far as to suggest that NATO commanders be prosecuted.

So there's Gaddafi over in Libya looking for an ally, anyone really, to get on his side and leverage against NATO and the world. And here's Dennis!, looking like the guy for the job. According to The Guardian, Gaddafi reached out, offering Dennis! an all-expense paid trip for a peace mission. Surely cables also included pleas for more pictures of Condeleeza Rice as well.

Dennis! commented to The Guardian on the invitation, as well as his conversation with Libyan prime minister Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi. (via the PD):

"Because of the efforts I had made early on to bring an end to the war, I started to get calls from Libya, including from the prime minister. He had taken note of the fact I was making an effort to put forward a peace proposal. I had several requests to go to Libya. I made it clear I could not negotiate on behalf of the administration. I said I was speaking as a member of Congress involved in the issue and willing to listen to what they had to say."

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