April 6, 2011

YOU DON’T SAY: Obama Embraces Policies He Opposed As A Candidate.

Ah, remember when Obama supporters called McCain McSame, because a vote for him was a vote to continue Bush’s policies of bombing Muslim countries and keeping people locked up in Guantanamo? Rubes.

UPDATE: Well, here’s some change: Ex-Congressman in Libya to ‘Help’ Once Proposed Arming Gadhafi.

During the last decade, former Congressman Curt Weldon traveled repeatedly to Libya, becoming so close with the Gadhafi regime that the firm Weldon worked for even floated the idea of selling arms to Tripoli.

So now that Gadhafi is under assault from NATO airstrikes and rebel ground troops, it should come as no surprise that Weldon is back in Libya, “to try to help negotiate a political settlement with Gadhafi and family,” according to CNN.

And while Weldon’s there, the controversial former vice chair of the House Armed Services Committee is looking to do a little image re-polishing for himself. It wasn’t long ago — April, 2008, to be exact — that Weldon was boasting in a report that he had become the “1st non-Libyan Board Member of the Ghadaffi Foundation [sic].” During a trip to Tripoli the month before, the self-proclaimed “friend of Libya” carried “a personal letter from Libyan Chamber [of Commerce] President to US Chamber President.” Weldon also visited with with the country’s “Nuclear Ministry Leadership and agreed to reinforce US nuclear cooperation/collaboration.”

Finally, Weldon agreed “to quickly return to Libya for meetings with [Moammar Gadhafi’s] son Morti regarding defense and security cooperation.”

Just another dictator-suck-up. There are a lot of them. Funny that the New York Times is giving him a pass. Well, not that funny.

ANOTHER UPDATE: A reader emails: “Since John McCain was referred to as John McSame should we now refer to President Obama as Barack HuSame Obama? Just askin’.” I’m sure that would be racist.

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