No one will take Muammar al-Gaddafi’s speech at the UN seriously because he is generally seen as a raving lunatic. And he might be. However, he made numerous valid points (not all of which I agree with). I loved the part where he threw the book over his shoulder.
Interestingly, MSNBC made the editorial commitment to showing Gaddafi’s speech in its entirety, but now of course they are explaining how he’s mostly a raving lunatic. No one has mentioned a single actual point that he made, which tell us that the US press is scared to give him even a small amount of recognition.
Obama’s speech, given earlier, was excellent as usual, but I was struck with something not so pleasant: It was like someone showing up and explaining what the rules should be and encouraging everyone to follow those rules, but who has not followed the rules at all in 8 years. I just hope people (in other countries) will remember that this is the new guy.