Senate rebukes Libya, and it wasn’t for Gaddafi’s speech…
While Gaddafi was excoriating world powers in his first address to the United Nations, the Senate approved a resolution condemning the “lavish” welcome home ceremony that Libya gave last month for a convicted Lockerbie bomber and demanding an apology for the celebration.
Gaddafi’s words, heard through the lively voice of the translator, went on for nearly two hours at the U.N. podium, raising some questions about whether the U.N. had time limits on speeches.
It seems the first translator exhausted himself about 90 minutes in and another — somewhat calmer — voice took over.
But not before the first one had a chance to rattle off Gadaffi’s musings on everything including who killed JFK.
While Gaddafi praised President Barack Obama in his speech, the U.S. president didn’t hear it first-hand. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says Obama didn’t watch the Libyan leader’s speech.
(We’re thinking Obama probably had a few appointments to keep in those two hours)
Photo credit: Reuters/Mike Segar (Gaddafi addresses U.N.)