ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Moammar Gadhafi of Libya was elected Monday as leader of the African Union, a position long sought by the eccentric dictator who wants to push his oil-rich nation into the international mainstream after years of isolation.
Gadhafi, once ostracized by the West for sponsoring terrorism, has been trying to increase both Libya's global stature and its regional influence - mediating African conflicts, sponsoring efforts to spread Islam on the continent and pushing for the creation of a single African government.
Still, some African leaders offered tepid praise for the choice of the strongman who grabbed power in a 1969 coup. Rights groups called him a poor model for Africa at a time when democratic gains are being reversed in countries such as Mauritania and Guinea....
Now that's a good one, Scott! I haven't gotten anything from Nigeria for a long time.
I'd wish to see less efficient leader have the job. This from government that the Lockerbie tragedy sprang from, [URL=http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2009/01/22/64757.html]]]Gaddafi tells Obama to give bin Laden a chance[/URL]. We have one killer having the pretense of reform, asking forgiveness for another killer, who doesn't want it. Gaddafi wants to spread, [URL=http://bibleprobe.com/muhammad.htm]]]Muhammad[/URL]ism as much as possible, and he's one of the examples that points out the [URL=http://www.answering-islam.org/Books/Barton/11.htm]]]Inadequacy of Islam[/URL].
The AP article that SermonAudio referenced, is well done and worth reading.
Sad part is, he's probably the most qualified leader in Africa to take the job. Were there even any other candidates, other than Nigerian scammers? (Dear esteemed sir, my uncle was recently elected head of the African Union. Before he can take this position, he must divest himself of $100B BILLION! US dollars. We are contacting you to help arrange...)