Qaddafi Offers Birther Intrigue

While not claiming he knows where President Obama was born, he does offer an answer to one less publicized conspiracy theory of the Birther Movement - who was Barack's actual father?

Colonel Qaddafi addressed Mr. Obama as “my son” in a letter that was jarring for its familiarity. “I have said to you before that even if Libya and the United States enter into war, God forbid, you will always remain my son, and I have all the love for you as a son, and I do not want your image to change with me,” he wrote.

If Qaddafi is telling the truth, the fact raises several logistical curiosities - ie, did Muommar once live in Hawaii and take up with Obama's mother at university there? Was Qaddafi was one of the president's political science professors?

“We are confronting Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb,* nothing more. What would you do if you found them controlling American cities with the power of weapons? Tell me how would you behave, so that I could follow your example?”

Now there's a tough question - how would the president respond if he found militant Muslims controlling American cities? Gifts of iPods filled with his greatest hits, perhaps?

*The "Maghreb" refers to a five nation region of North Africa that Qaddafi once viewed as an Arab superstate when it attempted to form an economic common market in the late 1980's.