April 6, 2011
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is appealing to President Barack Obama to halt the NATO operation to protect opponents of his regime. In a letter to Obama obtained by The Associated Press, Gaddafi implores Obama to stop what he called an “unjust war against a small people of a developing country.”
A US official confirms that the US thinks the rambling, three-page letter is authentic. In the letter, sent Wednesday, Gaddafi says his country had been hurt more morally than physically by the NATO campaign, and a democratic society could not built through missiles and aircraft. He also repeated his claim that his foes are members of al-Qaeda.