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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Qadhafi Compares Himself to Queen Elizabeth II

In another rambling rant by telephone over Libyan state TV, Qadhafi has blamed everything on Usama bin Ladin, said all the protesters are on drugs, and
Gaddafi argued that he was a purely "symbolic" leader with no real political power, comparing his role to that played by Queen Elizabeth II in England.
Well, maybe. It would be easier to buy the comparison if Queen Elizabeth sent an army of Gurkhas rampaging through London shooting people, but I don't think she ever has. Does anyone know if Qadhafi has corgis?


David Mack said...

He dresses with more imagination than Elizabeth does.

Michael Collins Dunn said...

More inventive hats, anyway.