Well, yes your first thought was Bibi Netanyahu, who received so many standing ovations from his rapturous Congressional audience (minus a sensible Ron Paul, who ducked the opportunity), that they might as well have remained on their feet the entire time. But who else is lovin’ Congress to death? Try Muamar Qaddafi, who wrote some very nice things to members of Congress like John Boehner for attacking U.S. policy toward Libya. Qaddafi knows a friend when he sees one and Boehner is it:
Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi has written to members of Congress thanking them for criticizing President Obama last week over his involvement in the NATO-led military campaign in Libya.
“I want to express my sincere gratitude for your thoughtful discussion of the issues,” Colonel Qaddafi wrote in the letter, a copy of which was supplied to The New York Times by a person seeking to defend the administration’s policy. “We are confident that history will see the wisdom of your country in debating these issues.”
…“We are counting on the United States Congress to its continued investigation of military activities of NATO and its allies to confirm what we believe is a clear violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973…
What’s quite funny is that Boehner’s spokesperson calls Qaddafi’s letter “incoherent” (it’s anything but) and then spouts this nonsense:
…This incoherent letter only reinforces that Qaddafi must go. There’s no disagreement about that,” said the spokesman for Mr. Boehner, Brendan Buck. “That’s why so many Americans have questions — which the White House refuses to answer — about the administration committing U.S. resources to an operation that doesn’t make his removal a goal.”
So, the point of the Republican attack on U.S. policy toward Libya is to criticize our committing resources to the NATO attack on Qaddafi, which isn’t designed to remove him. Got that? I wonder if that’s what Qaddafi believes as he’s holed up in his bunker waiting for those NATO bombs to fall again on him and his entourage?
But let’s get back to my main point (I was having such a good time bashing John Boehner’s cluelessness I almost forgot why I wrote this post) which was Bibi. He now joins the ranks of foreign potentates, dictators and Middle East strongmen who’ve cheered and been cheered by our jolly good fellows of the U.S. Congress. With a record like this, Bibi may receive an honorary membership in the Middle East Tyrant’s Hall of Fame being established in the remains of Hosni Mubarak’s villa in Sharm.