June 12, 2011
Libya’s embattled leader Moamer Kadhafi appears to have written to the US Congress to praise its criticism of President Barack Obama over NATO raids on Libya, officials said Friday.
In the letter seen by AFP, Kadhafi comments on growing debate in Congress over whether Obama has usurped his constitutional authority by committing US forces to the conflict without authorization by lawmakers.
The letter, which is not addressed to any specific leader in Congress, says Kadhafi has watched “with great interest” the deliberations on Capitol Hill over US participation in the NATO assault on his forces.
“We are confident that history will see the wisdom of your country in debating these issues,” said the letter, signed by Kadhafi as “Commander of the Great Revolution.”