Gaddafi asks Obama to stop NATO campaign
Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi sent a letter to US President Barack Obama asking him to intervene to halt the NATO military campaign in the country, CNN reported Wednesday.
Gaddafi characterized the NATO operation as an "unjust war against a small people of a developing country" and said the opposition rebels were terrorists and members of al-Qaeda, CNN said, citing an unnamed US official familiar with the letter, dpa reported.
The official said the letter was "nothing new" and was not being taken seriously. White House spokesman Jay Carney said it was not the first letter Gaddafi had sent to the White House.
Despite criticizing Obama's role in supporting the NATO effort, Gaddafi expressed hope the president prevails in his re-election next year and that "you will always remain our son."