Sunset, two weeks ago.
Among the possessions found by Libyan rebels inside Muammar Qaddafi’s compound in Tripoli was a photo album, filled with photos of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Or, as Qaddafi called her, “Leezza, Leezza, Leezza.” Yes, really. Via MSNBC.com:
The former U.S. Secretary of State paid a visit to Tripoli in 2008 during a brief interlude that saw Gadhafi begin to be welcomed back into the international fold. As Jason Ukman of the Washington Post wrote on Wednesday, ”it was only three short years ago that Rice shared a late-night dinner with Gaddafi to break the Ramadan fast, three short years ago that the United States and Libya were celebrating what was to be a new chapter in their relations.”
In a 2007 interview with al-Jazeera television, Gadhafi spoke of Rice in glowing terms. “I support my darling black African woman,” he said. “I admire and am very proud of the way she leans back and gives orders to the Arab leaders … Leezza, Leezza, Leezza. … I love her very much. I admire her and I’m proud of her because she’s a black woman of African origin.”
Dictators have creeper status, too.
(Photo: Sergey Ponomarev / AP via MSNBC.com)
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