Barack Obama Meets With Gabon’s Bongo

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.

UK Daily Mail:

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.

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