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Quote of the Day || October 21, 2011

“I promise, I’ll change!”

– Muammar Qaddafi

A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

9 thoughts on “Quote of the Day || October 21, 2011”

  1. And right after that I heard he said “don’t shoot!”

    I hope he felt some terror and panic similiar to the passengers on PanAm flight 103 felt as they were desending through darkness to a certain death…

  2. While I do not grieve at all for the Q and believe he deserved far worse, I do wonder if any other Nobel Peace Prize winner has racked up this high a body count.

    1. Personally, offing teenagers sitting down to eat in my name makes me uncomfortable. If the president thinks bloody brutality is an election plus–he could be wrong. I hope he is.

  3. I think you’re pretty safe with that comment – I don’t think the Colonel is going to file a lawsuit in his current condition (room temperature).

  4. I think poor old Mu’ammar was just misunderstood. When he overthrew King Idris in September 1969 he was simply trying to right the wrongs being done to his country by the ruling class. Libya had been an Italian colony since 1911, and when the Kingdom was established the Europeans still had the most land, money, best jobs, etc. Qadhafi was simply trying to get the country out of the ditch that the Idris had driven it into.

    He was trying to bring “change” to the country and “hope” for “his” people. And everyone knows that when previous administrations are removed, it takes time, lots of time for “change” to occur.

    Sometimes a government must remove (kill) its own citizens abroad to ensure that the goals of the current administration continue. Sometimes the government must control the press, or at least get them to be sycophants in the early stages of the new regime. And EVERYONE knows that you have to show strength and power in order to make sure that any dissenting view that would keep you from pressing your agenda forward needs to be minimized and marginalized.

    It’s the only way that a new administration can gain and keep control over the populace.

    Hmmmm, maybe we’ve been wrong about Obama. Maybe he’s not reading from the Alinsky/Piven playbook, but from the Mu’ammar Abu Minyar al-Qadhafi playbook.

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