President Obama today said Muamar Qadaffi “has lost the legitimacy to lead, and he must leave.”
Appearing at the White House for a news conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Obama spoke in a forceful manner.
Let me just be very unambiguous about this: Colonel Qadhafi needs to step down from power and leave. That is good for his country. That is good for his people. It is the right thing to do. Those around him have to understand that violence that they perpetrate against innocent civilians will be monitored, and they will be held accountable for it.
Obama announced no concrete steps to aid the Libyan rebels, and suggested that establishing a No Fly Zone is merely under consideration.
Speaking from Tripoli, Qadaffi immediately called his own news conference and announced he was headed to Caracas.
“Before, Obama was a bit ambiguous,” Qadaffi said. “Now, not only is he being unambiguous, he is being VERY unambiguous, and I’m about as frightened as a dictator can be. I just got off the phone with a nice lady at Delta Airlines, and I’m out of here on the morning flight.”
Qadaffi also announced that his team of Hot Blond Ukrainian Chicks, who recently abandoned him, had been replaced by an equally sizzling posse of Belarusian women.
“Some of them are brunettes, but I guess I’m not really in a position to make the perfect the enemy of the good,” Qadaffi said, chuckling to himself.