Muammar Qaddafi's speech to the UN was a 1-1/2 hour rant. Here are six can't-miss moments.
Speaking directly after President Obama, President Qaddafi far exceeded his allotted 15 minutes and in the process seemed to be on a personal mission to wrest the crown of World’s Foremost Fount of Political Inanity from front-runners Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
In a speech cobbled together from pages of hand-written notes, he fulminated on topics as diverse as JFK’s assassination and swine flu. One blogger has already christened the speech the lowest point in the history of the United Nations.
Here are the high points:
1. ‘Our son’ Obama
Qaddafi extended his congratulations to “our son Obama” on the occasion of his first speech at UN.
“Obama is a glimpse in the darkness after four or eight years,” Qaddafi said. “We are content and happy if Obama can stay forever as president of the United States."
“We are not committed to obeying or adhering to resolutions by the Security Council in its composition right now,” Qaddafi said. "It should not be called the Security Council, it should be called the 'terror council.' ”
3. Swine Flu: The capitalists made it
“The swine virus may have gotten out in the open after escaping from a laboratory. It may have been put together in a lab by the military…. We do sometimes make viruses in a laboratory and then they make viruses for capitalist companies who will make vaccinations and make money.”