Reports are coming out of Washington DC that Mr Tony Haywood the disgraced ex BP supremo has been appointed the US special envoy forthwith in Tripoli.
Obama said "he is the man for the job and has excellent experience in dealing with angry protesters".
The President added
"Mr Haywood has the Middle East experience and he has excellent contacts within Libya and has a good rapport with Mr Gaddafi and his son . We feel he can come out of there with an excellent deal for all people concerned , he can certainly oil the wheels , and he cetainly isn't a nodding donkey"
Mr Haywood was unavailable for comment.