See, we told you!
Colonel Moamer Kadhafi had a “slightly eerie obsession” with Condoleezza Rice, describing her as his “African Princess,” the ex-US secretary of state said in an excerpt from her memoirs published Thursday.
The late Libyan leader met Rice in the oil-rich north African country in September 2008, a historic meeting that signaled the once pariah state’s return to the diplomatic table after decades of isolation.
Rice, unlike ex-British prime minister Tony Blair, declined to meet Kadhafi in his infamous tent, opting instead to hold talks in his residence.
“Infamous tent” huh? Sounds…freaky-nasty!
“Obviously, the first visit by a US secretary of state since 1953 would be a major milestone on the country’s path to international acceptability,” wrote Rice in her book, “No Higher Honor,” published online by The Daily Beast.
“But Kadhafi also had a slightly eerie fascination with me personally, asking visitors why his ‘African princess,’ wouldn’t visit him.”
Ohhhhhh, so ol’ boy been askin’ about ol’ Condi’s cakes. Interesting…
Rice’s meeting with Kadhafi — once described by former US president Ronald Reagan as a “mad dog” — took place in Bab al Azizia, a Tripoli residence which was hit in US bombing raids ordered by Reagan in 1986.
It was there that the Libyan leader insisted Rice join him for dinner in his private kitchen, where he later presented her with a collection of photos of the US diplomat’s meetings with world leaders — set to the music of a song called “Black Flower in the White House,” written for Rice by a Libyan composer.
“It was weird, but at least it wasn’t raunchy,” Rice said of the episode.
Yeah, we suppose it could have been worse, but still, Gadhafi definitely wanted to chop down those Rice cakes!!