President Obama's response to the ongoing revolution in Libya has been very muted. He was much more outspoken about Egypt, even though that revolution was fairly peaceful. In contrast, Gaddafi has cracked down brutally and hundreds are dead. Many people are wondering what is the difference? One difference is some of President Obama's buddies have close ties to Col. Gaddafi.
JERUSALEM- Jeremiah Wright, former pastor of Obama’s longtime Chicago church, went with Farrakhan to visit Gadhafi in 1984.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Wright himself noted the trip could cause problems for Obama.
“When [Obama's] enemies find out that in 1984 I went to Tripoli to visit [Gadhafi] with Farrakhan, a lot of his Jewish support will dry up quicker than a snowball in hell.”
Farrakhan, a close friend and associate of Wright, has been financed by Gadhafi, including with a $5 million interest-free loan in 1985.