U.S. State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland said she didn’t need to see the photo album filled with Condoleeza Rice pics that was found recently in Gadhafi’s compound. Sight unseen, Nuland called the odd tribute to the former Secretary of State “deeply bizarre and deeply creepy.”
Rice visited Libya in 2008 and dined with Gadhafi once during a brief period when the U.S. was attempting to establish diplomatic relations with the formerly ostracized leader.
In 2007, Gadhafi told an al-Jazeera television interviewer, “I support my darling black African woman,” speaking of Rice. “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.”
View photos of the Condi tribute album Gadhafi left behind when he fled his Tripoli compound here.