Al-Shabab Puts Bounty on Obama's Head: 10 Camels

But only 10 chickens and 10 roosters for Hillary Clinton
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2012 9:13 AM CDT
In this June 8, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama talks about the economy in the briefing room of the White House.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – The US placed bounties on the heads of several top al-Shabab commanders last week, and the Somali militants were so impressed that they're now copying the tactic. Of course, their payouts aren't quite as impressive as the $3 million to $7 million the US is offering. "Whoever reveals the hideout of the idiot Obama will be rewarded with 10 camels," an al-Shabab official said Friday, "and whoever reveals the hideout of the old woman Hillary Clinton will be rewarded 10 chickens and 10 roosters."

The US is not exactly worried. Asked about the bounties at a news conference, an assistant secretary of state replied, "The question is so absurd it does not deserve a response," the BBC reports. (Read more Somalia stories.)

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