April 6th, 2011
01:56 PM ET

Gadhafi letter pleads for stop to NATO bombing

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to stop the NATO bombings, a senior administration official said Wednesday.

Ex-U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon, who met with Gadhafi within the last decade, paid a visit to the Libyan capital with a cease-fire plan and a clear message to the embattled ruler that he must step down.

"It's a very solemn time because there's so much at risk here," said Weldon, who led a congressional delegation to Libya in 2004 and is visiting Tripoli at Gadhafi's invitation.

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  1. Dim Mak

    I seriously have doubts the rebels are members of Al Queda. When they were protesting for Muammar's resignation they weren't blowing up stuff. The protests were peaceful. The sure sign of fanatic islam is a bomb or some form of killing.

    April 6, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dim Mak

    @VillagePeople: lol. Look out white people!!! Ahhhhhh!!!! Run!!!!!!! The dark skinned demons are after you!!!!! Lol Best post ever.

    April 6, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • GF

      Don't read too much into VilliagePeople's post: he perfectly understated his joke. You ruined it by beating it to death.

      April 6, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dim Mak

    @GF: typically people type "haha" or "lol" or 😀 or 🙂 after jokes online. You act like there aren't paranoid conspiracy theorists running around on these sites. I see far more extreme viewpoints on here than I do rational thinking. Forgive me internet oracle. I'm going to go cut myself now.... Haha

    April 6, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank

    MOAMMAR – $4 gas is here. Don't buy gas on Fridays. Maybe we'll stop the bombing on Fridays too, but I doubt it. According to the CIA, Libya produces 1.5% of our total demand. So why are speculators predicting 5 or 6 by summer. I bet you do know. 🙂

    April 6, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Specualtor

    @Jeff Frank: Never let a good crisis go to waste. I think Rahm Emmanuel said that or something.

    April 6, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Herbert

    @Fake Herbert 3:31 and idiot fake RuffNutt @ 7:59 grab my butt and KISS it fools!!!

    April 7, 2011 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Gary Johndro

      Now that's tellin'em,Phunnie boy. We need people like you here with your sense of humor. These posts here are getting too grim and we can all use a laugh out of life once in a while!

      April 7, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. raven

    The letter itself is a comedy of errors . Gadhafi doesnt even know Obamas name ,much less how spell it correctly . It actually made me laugh in an awkward kinda way . He even threw an Abu in there .no joke . I think he knows his days are numbered .

    April 7, 2011 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  8. what! what!

    ?????????????????????????????????????what what??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    April 7, 2011 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  9. Ehedydd

    The americans are such a violent people.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      That they are,Ehedydd. I couldn't agree more and neither can anyone else with an open mind!

      April 7, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. Wendy

    Gadaffi had absolutely nothing to do with the the Pan Am flight over Lockerbe. This has been a hoax from the beginning. Gadaffi has been erroneously blamed for this. Libya had nothing to do with this.


    April 8, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tol Trunks

    Syria should be stable, they have a shield which protects the entire nation. It is a unbreakable shield which is 144 Sigma joules of light (1 proton, no nucleus).

    April 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Bangura

    nato actions in Libya is profoundly unjust, because the same thing happens in syria and yemen. whose civilians are more important?

    April 18, 2011 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
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