Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Middle East Purge Continues

Farewell and adieu to you Moammar Kadhaffi,
Khadafy, Qaddaffi and Gaddafi, too
We've never learned just how to spell your last name,
And now that you're gone, we'll never have to.

Goodbye and Ta-Ta to your son and heir, also,
We're making a clean sweep of despots today.
Ahmadinejad is shaking and Assad is quaking,
They know that before long, they'll both have to go.

My, my how times change.  The following photos show a few world leaders cozying up to Gaddafi over the years.  He and John McCain seemed to be particularly close, if McCain's tweet in 2009 is any indication.

With Berlusconi

Tony Blair
Nelson Mandela
And Obama

Oil makes strange bedfellows, doesn't it?

Stay tuned.


Meryl Baer said...

Oil certainly does make strange bedfellows - why else would we be so cozy with the likes of Saudi Arabia....future generations will shake their heads over American oil politics of the 20th and 21st centuries and say - What were they thinking?!....

Margie's Musings said...

So true! No one treats their women worse then the Saudis.

Looking to the Stars said...

You got that right!!!!!

Big John said...

British business (oil) men have been told by our government to "pack their bags and head for Libya". Who would have guessed it ?

Darlene said...

So true - So sad.

Grayquill said...

I think your last sentance was pretty astute and direct to the point. As they say follow the money...I mean oil.

Kay Dennison said...

Great post!!!! Of course, the GOP is whining!!!

patsy said...

We're making a clean sweep of despots today.Betty said.
It seems to me our goverment is going around the world and killing a lot of world leaders. Then he gets on TV and tells us how wicked they were.
I keep thinking holly molly man I would start to think some of thoes wicked despots' allies just might decide to kill me.
I have noticed that the more oil they have the more we seem to think they need killing.
we are really headed for bad times.
we better watch out. Hunt a hole , crawl in and pull it in after you.