Speaking on the eve of a major speech in Cairo designed to build bridges with the Muslim world, President Barack Obama has stated that the United States should lead by example to encourage the development of "universal principles".
Looking for an example, mr. President?
When a president of the United States comes to our country, a lot of collateral stuff is coming: material and personal resources, men/women and cars, not only cooks with spoons but also gunmen! Sometimes a gunship.
Public space is closed off.
Whose streets? Our streets!
What about this news item.
Qaddafi pitched his tent on an estate belonging to Donald Trump in suburban New York yesterday, according to reports.
The Libyan leader is scheduled to attend the UN general assembly this week. He had been struggling to find a plot to accommodate the large Bedouin tent he takes with him when travelling abroad.
Workers were seen yesterday erecting a tent and satellites in the glamorous neighbourhood of Bedford on an estate owned by Trump. Local officials tried to stop them, saying it was illegal to build a temporary residence without a permit.
Doors all over New York have been slammed in the colonel's face, but Trump says he has rented part of a large property in Westchester county to Middle Eastern tenants who may be associated with Gadaffi.
Gadaffi last month wanted to erect a tent in New Jersey, where the Libyan embassy owns property, but the US government said he could not.