Moammar Gaddafi has sent U.S. President Barack Obama a three-page letter in which he asked the western coalition to stop bombing Libya.
According to Associated Press, Gaddafi seeks to halt what he described as an unjust war against a small people of a developing country.
The rambling three-page letter, confirmed by US officials as authentic, is written in stilted English and filled with spelling and grammatical errors.
You are a man who has enough courage to annul a wrong and mistaken action, Gaddafi wrote in the letter that was sent to the State Department and forwarded to the White House, according to a U.S. official.
I am sure that you are able to shoulder the responsibility for that.
Gaddafi also wrote: To serving world peace ... Friendship between our peoples ... and for the sake of economic, and security cooperation against terror, you are in a position to keep NATO off the Libyan affair for good.”
In addition, he wrote: our dear son, Excellency, Baraka Hussein Abu oumama, your intervention is the name of the U.S.A. is a must, so that NATO would withdraw finally from the Libyan affair. Libya should be left to Libyans within the African union frame.
Gaddafi also repeated his claim that the rebels seeking to depose him are either members of al-Qaeda or controlled by the terrorist organization.
The Libyan leader also expressed his hope that the US president wins re-election in 2012.
We have been hurt more morally (than) physically because of what had happened against us in both deeds and words by you, Gaddafi wrote.
Despite all this you will always remain our son whatever happened. We still pray that you continue to be president of the U.S.A. We Endeavour and hope that you will gain victory in the new election campaigne.
Libyan state-controlled news agency JANA also confirmed the letter.
“The leader of the revolution [Gaddafi] sent on Wednesday a message to U.S. President Barack Obama after the United States withdrew from the aggressive, colonialist coalition crusading against Libya,” said the agency, which did not reveal its contents.
The White House shrugged off the letter, saying that Gaddafi will be judged on his actions rather than his words.
“We can confirm that there is a letter, obviously not the first,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One as Obama flew to Philadelphia.
Gaddafi had sent a letter to Obama in mid-March also at the beginning of the NATO campaign in Libya.
In that missive, Gaddafi wrote: To our son, the honorable Barack Hussein Obama: As I have said before, even if, God forbid, there were a war between Libya and America, you would remain my son and I would still love you. I do not want to change the image I have of you. All of the Libyan people are with me, ready to die, even the women and children. We are fighting nothing other than al-Qaida in what they call the Islamic Maghreb. It's an armed group that is fighting from Libya to Mauritania and through Algeria and Mali. ... If you had found them taking over American cities by the force of arms, tell me what you would do?