I don't mean to make light of the dangerous and deadly situation in Libya; but it's worth noting: what a bizarre speech. It was punctuated by threats of violence against protesters, varying assertions of control and benevolence, and... the guy with the mug, bringing him something to drink.
- Watch and read excerpts of the speech here: Gadhafi vows to die as martyr in Libya
- Get the latest updates on the protests in Libya from breakingnews.com.
Update 12:36 p.m. ET: Some useful context about humor around the Gadhafi speech from Egyptian Nevine Zaki: