Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Gadhafi: Obama was for him before he was against him

The U.S. government quietly green-lighted a $77 million deal to provide at least 50 refurbished armored troop carriers to Moammar Gadhafi's army, approving a license that signaled growing American business contacts with his regime in the months before Libya imploded in civil war.

Congress balked, concerned the deal would improve Libyan army mobility and questioning the Obama administration's support for the agreement, which would have benefited British defense company BAE. The congressional concerns effectively stalled the deal until the turmoil in the country scuttled the sale.


Remember, before deciding to back the Muslim Brotherhood inspired revolutions in the Arab world, Obama was fully behind rapprochement with the worst of its dictators.

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