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GOP Rep. Floats New Conspiracy Theory: Obama Ousted Qaddafi ‘So Al-Qaeda Could Take Over’

s if it weren’t enough that members of the Republican Party spent much of President Obama’s first term accusing him of being a crypto-Manchurian Candidate who was born in Kenya, one GOP congressman is floating a new conspiracy theory: Obama only helped oust former Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi so al-Qaeda could take over.

Appearing on Frank Gaffney’s anti-Muslim radio show, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) launched into a lengthy tirade criticizing the Obama administration’s decision to provide air support in the international campaign against Qaddafi last year. Rather than acknowledging that Obama launched the mission to stave off a looming massacre in Misrata, the Texas Republican saw a hidden, pernicious reason for the intervention. “This administration sent planes and bombs and support to oust Qaddafi so that al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood could take over Libya,” said Gohmert.

GOHMERT: What was all the rage a year and a half ago? It was the Arab Spring and how wonderful it was! This administration really embraced blowing out Mubarak – yes, do it up by all means – getting rid of Qaddafi, it wasn’t enough to send verbal accolades, this administration sent planes and bombs and support to oust Qaddafi so that al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood could take over Libya.

After accusing Obama of harboring hidden sympathy for al-Qaeda — a group whose leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a mission ordered by Obama — Gohmert went on to say that the president of helping “jumpstart” a “new Ottoman Empire” in the Middle East.

by Anonymousreply 511/29/2012

Their is no end to the depravity of the Rethuglican party. They are willing to say anything and do anything in their feeble and ultimately unsuccessful attempts to tarnish the President's reputation or somehow diminish him in the eyes of the public and, ultimately, history.

by Anonymousreply 111/29/2012

Congressman Louie "Gomer" Gohmert from East Texas is just trying to be the main headline-getter for his class of GOP representatives.

The more outrageous his rants, the more ink he gets. He learned this from Ann Coulter.

Also in this effort are Congressmen Peter King and Darrell Issa.

All right wing nuts.

by Anonymousreply 211/29/2012

Time to march on Washington and demand republicans stop being anti American.

by Anonymousreply 311/29/2012

If Obama walked on water, they'd be talking about how Obama can't swim.

by Anonymousreply 411/29/2012

Obama quit smoking to encourage the destruction of tobacco farmers' livelihoods. Michelle seeks the downfall of so-called "traditional" families and marriage since she wears clothes from a company (J. Crew) headed by a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 511/29/2012
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