Remember when embattled dictator Muammar Gaddafi confirmed his tight friendship with Barack Obama, the president of the free world who is up for reelection next year?
In a speech published in London-based al-Hayat newspaper in May, 2010, Gaddafi expressed his love and admiration for Obama, whom he described as a fellow Muslim.
At the time, he said: "Now, ruling America is a black man from our continent, an African from Arab descent, from Muslim descent, and this is something we never imagined – that from Reagan we would get to Barakeh Obama."
Gaddafi referred to his friend Obama's election as "a major historical gain."
"He is someone I consider a friend. He knows he is a son of Africa. Regardless of his African belonging, he is of Arab Sudanese descent, or of Muslim descent. He is a man whose policy should be supported, and he should be assisted in implementing it in any way possible, since he is now leaning towards peace."
But Obama's handlers, who continue to insist he is not in any way a Muslim, must have reached out to Muammar, because he never described Obama as a Muslim again -- at least not in public.