Thursday, February 24, 2011

Another Problem With Qadaffi

The main problem with Libya's dictator Muammar Qadaffi is of course that he is a murdering tyrant and an enemy to freedom in Libya and elsewhere. However, while that is of course trivial compared to the aforementioned key problem with Qadaffi is that no one knows how to spell his name, as there are no less than 12 different spellings of his name.

Here is BTW a classic scene from the 1988 movie Naked Gun, with a fictional meeting between Qadaffi and various other murdering tyrants including Yasser Arafat, Idi Amin, Fidel Castro, the ayatollah Khomeini and Mikhail Gorbachev (who was much more benign than the others). Qadaffi is the only one that is still in power, the others have either died or resigned. Let's hope that Qadaffi will be similarly finished soon.