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The epistolary Gadhafi

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Libya's Muammar Gadhafi has written several letters to President Barack Obama during the ongoing international military intervention to halt his regime's attacks on the Libyan people.

Most recently, as my colleague Holly Bailey reports, a rambling three-page letter , addressed to "Our Son, Excellency, President Obama," asking for an end to air strikes, as well as a closing wish that Obama wins his 2012 re-election bid:

President Obama picked up an odd endorsement today in his bid for second term in the White House.

As the Associated Press's Matthew Lee reports, embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi sent a rambling three-page letter to Obama calling for an end to NATO-led air strikes in Libya. Randomly, he ended the missive by telling Obama that he hopes the president is re-elected in 2012.

"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.," Gadhafi wrote in a letter riddled with spelling and grammar errors. "We Endeavour and hope that you will gain victory in the new election campaigne."

The New York Times posted the full text of the letter, obtained by the Associated Press.

(President Back Obama listens to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon before a moment of silence for quake victims at the G8 Summit in L'Aquila, Italy, July 10, 2009.: Charles Dharapak/AP Photo.)

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