after many years in relative obscurity, qaddafi is back on the saddle as public enemy number 1!  kudos mr. qaddafi– i thought you had no endgame left in you after 2009’s puff pieces about you in commemoration of your UN general assembly speech.  everyone, from the new yorker to the new york times, was going all googly eyed with your  pan african speeches, how you bestowed yourself as the “king of kings” of africa, waxing poetic about how you set your air conditioned tent in all the high places and palaces of the world…  i wonder where those writers are now, a few days away from libya being bombed back to early ’80s…  surely they won’t do it on friday, your holy day, but come saturday, i can already hear those guided missiles screaming by.  such fall from grace in the western eye, such waste of decades of publicity.  all these years on political campaigns and goodwill, not even focusing on your military career, wasting it away, remaining content with the rank of colonel, when all your peers became generals or field marshalls.  sorry it ended like this mr. qaddafi, you were one times article or one new yorker profile away from becoming the prodigal son of africa…

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