Qaddafi Hearts Condi? Condoleezza Rice Photo Album Found In Libyan Leader’s Compound

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The first images to come from the Libyan rebels’ ransacking of deposed leader Muammar Qaddafi’s compound in Tripoli were fun but fairly benign: fighters brandishing their spoils including his cherished cap, gold chain and a golf cart.

But also discovered in the compound is a photo album of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. As MSNBC reports, Rice visited Tripoli in 2008. She and Qaddafi ate dinner during a brief time where Qaddafi was being welcomed back into the international community.And in a 2007 interview with al-Jazeera, according to MSNBC, Qaddafi said of Rice: “I support my darling black African woman. 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.”

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