This week, Obama held the first ever U.S.-Africa Summit at the White House. The three-day event is the largest meeting of African leaders ever held by a President of the United States. While liberals are glorifying Obama’s efforts, they are overlooking the fact that he has essentially rolled out the red carpet for some of the world’s most evil dictators. Let’s take a look at exactly who he’s cavorting with.
Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
President Obiang is Africa’s longest sitting dictator. He seized power from his uncle and mentor in 1979. Since then, he has either shot or jailed nearly all of his political opponents. Despite having personal assets to the tune of $600 million, Obiang does very little to better the lives of his people. Most make an income of less than $2 a day and die before the age of 53. 20% of infants in Equatorial Guinea die before the age of five and clean water is scarce in the country. Obiang could easily improve the living conditions of his people, given the fact that he has massive amounts of money at his fingertips and runs one of sub-Sahara’s biggest oil-producing countries. However, he instead chooses to leave them in a state of oppression.
President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso
Compaore seized power in 1987 the way all honest leaders do – by killing their predecessor.
Cameroon President Paul Biya
Biya ranks nineteenth on author David Wallechinsky’s 2006 list of the world’s 20 worst living dictators. What an honor. Wallechinsky also credits Biya with inventing the election fraud tactic of paying for a set of international observers to certify his elections as legitimate. This is allegedly how he has kept such a tight grip on the presidency since 1983.
Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos
While the majority of Angolans live on less than $2 a day, human rights groups have alleged that President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has exploited his country’s resources for his own gain. He also stands accused of murdering a number of people.
President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh
In the last 20 years, Jammeh has been accused of countless violations of human rights. In 2008, he threatened to ‘cut off the head’ of all homosexuals. The following year, it was reported that up to 1,000 Gambians had been abducted by the government on charges of witchcraft. They were subsequently taken to prisons and forced to drink poison.
How do you feel about the fact that your hard-earned tax dollars will be going to fund Obama’s lavish party with these insidious African leaders? Tell us in the comments section.