Perhaps it has to do with Gadhafi's support of both Louis Farrakhan's version of Islam and Jeremiah Wright's version of Black Liberation Theology.
Via Aaron Klein at WND:
JERUSALEM – As pressure mounts on the White House to intervene to stop Moammar Gadhafi's bloody crackdown in Libya, many commentators have been wondering why Barack Obama has been cautious in his criticism of the dictator after the U.S. president so fervently supported the removal from office of U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak of Egypt.Just how has Gadhafi demonstrated this support?
But Gadhafi has been tied to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's spiritual adviser for more than 23 years.
The Libyan dictator also has financed and strongly supported the Nation of Islam and its leader, Louis Farrakhan. Obama has ties to Farrakhan and his controversial group.
Farrakhan, a close friend and associate of Wright, has been financed by Gadhafi, including with a $5 million interest-free loan in 1985.Read it all.
Later that year, Gadhafi spoke by satellite to Farrakhan's Saviour's Day Convention in Chicago, and reportedly told Farrakhan supporters he was prepared to provide weapons to a black army in the U.S. to destroy "white America."
In October 1995, Gadhafi reportedly called Farrakhan with congratulations on the success of the Million Man March. Gadhafi was said to have assured Farrakhan that together "we will unite our capabilities and efforts to achieve this."
In a completely separate, but related article from last year, another piece of the puzzle emerges in light of recent events. Remember the release of the Lockerbie bomber, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi?
A week before al-Megrahi's release, Richard LeBaron, deputy head of the U.S. embassy in London, sent a letter to Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and justice officials saying the U.S. would prefer if the terrorist remained in prison, but protested only a prison transfer not a release.al-Megrahi's release was orchestrated in the weeks after the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
"Nevertheless," wrote LeBaron, "if Scottish authorities come to the conclusion that al-Megrahi must be released from Scottish custody, the U.S. position is that conditional release on compassionate grounds would be a far preferable alternative to prisoner transfer, which we strongly oppose."
It now appears the release of al-Megrahi was part of a deal brokered by BP for a lucrative oil contract with Libya.
There are plenty of dots that can be connected which would lead one to conclude that Obama conceivably supports Gadhafi.
Read it all.
Via HapBlog, here's video of Larry King interviewing Gadhafi in 2009 in which the Libyan dictator said he wanted Obama to be President of the United States 'forever.'