14 April 2011

Senator Inhofe Defends Gbagbo on Senate Floor

This is Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK)spending nearly 30 minutes on the Senate floor defending a man who not only stole an election but attacked and displaced tens of thousands of Ivorians. It is being suggested that Inhofe's support is purely based on the fact that Gbagbo is a Christian. After watching the video, it is hard to believe that Inhofe has any grasp on what is going or the history of a region he so strongly defends. There has to exist some bias which allows him to put together such a poorly constructed straw man.

Notable quote:
This is not about the Gbagbos or Cote d'Ivoire, but about the modern day return to French Colonial Imperialism. And this time with the help of the United Nations.
HT Talking Points Memo for the video