Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Dictators for Obama!

Time for a little game.

What do these men have in common?

Kim Jong Il

Fidel Castro

Muammar al-Qaddafi

Yes, they all have been on the list of the 10 Worst Dictators!

Kim made it at #2 in 2007.

Omar made it at #9 in 2007.

And Fidel made it at #15 in 2006. (He's slipping, didn't even make the list in 2007).

Oh wait, there's more! All three have come out and endorsed Barack Obama for President, joining recognized terrorist groups like Hamas and FARC.

Kim's state publisher in Japan: "We will see a better relationship between the U.S. and the Korean Peninsula with Obama, who sternly criticizes Bush and who would meet the leader of Chosun without pre-conditions, than with the “Bush clone” and scarecrow of the neocons McCain." (http://freekorea.us/2008/06/22/obama-gets-another-unwanted-endorsement/)

Castro on Obama: "the most-advanced candidate in the presidential race." (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/05/obama-castro.html)

And finally, Qaddafi: "We still hope he will be proud of Africa and change America and free America of its past policy, namely with the Arabs," in addition, he claimed that Israel assassinated JFK and Obama feared a similiar fate hence the candidate's now-public support for Israel. (The Democratic Jewish lobby apparently had nothing to do with it). (http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/991948.html)

If you're not already convinced to vote for Obama, keep holding out, I'm sure his team is working on edorsements from Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Osama Bin-Laden.


Brandon said...
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Brandon said...

Please, Qaddafi and the other Arab states could couldn't care less about black Africans. That's why it took to the moral and military courage of Europeans to stop the slave trade in East Africa and that's why they all sit around and watch Bashir's Arab militias slaughter black Christians in Sudan without saying anything.

Anonymous said...

what if they endorsed obama because they see him as the candidate most likely to engage in peaceful dialogue with them? Obama has said he is committed to meeting with all foreign leaders to open up discussions with them.

Brandon said...

Also as a point of reference, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is not a dictator, Iran is run by Ayatollah Khamenei. And OBL lives in a cave. That is all.

Kevin Donohue said...

In response to Anonymous, the whole issue with Obama's expressed desire to meet "unconditionally" with world leaders like Iran's Ahmadinejad or Cuba's Castro is that of legitimacy. With the President directly engaging these forces we recognize them as legitimate and worthy of the time of the only superpower. Essentially, it would be akin to President Jenkins agreeing to personally hear the ResLife meeting of a freshman in trouble for downloading music. Inappropriate to say the least.

In response to Brandon, Mahmoud is the acknowledged President of Iran and both him and Osama can endorse candidates for President.