Here’s something you don’t see every day: an op-ed in the New York Times written by the one and only Muammar Qaddafi.  In it, Qaddafi very eloquently suggests a one state solution for the Israel-Palestinian conflict, making a number of interesting points about the extent to which the two states are not only historically and culturally linked, but also linked through current politics and economics.

I am exceptionally unqualified to discuss the validity of the arguments he puts forth, but will say two things.  First, it’s brave and smart of the editorial board to have published it.  And second, it seems to be part of a larger strategy on the part of the Libyan government to change its international reputation.  Plus it’s just one more reason the Brotherly Leader ranks tops in my list of favourite autocrats.