That’s probably the most fun I’ve had writing a headline in weeks.
Anyway, President Obama is hosting a corrupt scumbag, and no, it’s not Charles Rangel. This particular “leader” has made billions while his people starved, which means the White House will most certainly give him a warmer greeting than they gave Benjamin Netanyahu.
Barack Obama has come under fire for extending a formal invitation to a shamed African dictator who has ruthlessly plundered billions of dollars from his own country.
The U.S. President will today have a coveted private meeting with President Ali Bongo of Gabon in the Oval Office despite his appalling track record [to be fair, it should be noted that Bongo has an appalling track record too -- DP].
Bongo’s family has ruled the impoverished African nation with an iron fist for five decades and have used its oil riches to fund a life of outrageous luxury.
Meanwhile one third of people in Gabon live on less than $2 a day and thousands starve to death each year or are forced to pick through garbage to find food.
A Congressional report he [Senator Carl Levin] wrote last year showed that ‘the Bongos misused U.S. financial institutions to carry out suspicious transactions involving millions of dollars.’
Maybe Bongo’s in town interviewing for a cabinet position or to help provide oversight of Fannie and Freddie.