Condoleezza Rice in new book: Gadhafi depicted me as 'African Flower'
Then-Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice met Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in 2008 in Tripoli.
October 21st, 2011
04:24 PM ET

Condoleezza Rice in new book: Gadhafi depicted me as 'African Flower'

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says in her new book that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who was killed Thursday, once played her a video montage of herself set to a tune called “African Flower in the White House,” the Daily Beast reports.

“It was weird, but at least it wasn’t raunchy,” Rice says in an exclusive excerpt from her book obtained by the Daily Beast.

Rice' s trip to Libya attracted considerable attention from the media (In a CNN interview afterward, she called it an "extraordinary moment.").  Not only was it the first visit by a U.S. secretary of state to the North African nation in more than half a century, but Gadhafi also was known to have a serious crush on Rice.

Earlier this year, rebels ransacking his Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli found an album of photos of the former Bush administration official.

The New York Times described the album: "There she is, in one (picture), smiling off to the side, her flip-do accented perfectly for the camera. And there she is in another, smiling next to you-know-who during that visit to Tripoli. … She looks more businesslike in a gray pinstripe suit with white pearls, her flip-do having given way to a page-boy bob."

In her book, "No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington," Rice said the meeting was the culmination of years of negotiations, including a condition that the North African nation renounce its weapons of mass destruction program.

Rice said she had leverage in Tripoli because of the traditional reasons, but also because Gadhafi “had a slightly eerie fascination with me personally, asking visitors why his ‘African princess’ wouldn’t visit him,” the Daily Beast reports.

Against the wishes of her security detail and an aide who had overseen the arrangements of the trip, she accepted an invitation to join the Libyan strongman in his private kitchen for dinner.

“I thought I could take care of myself and went in. At the end of dinner, Gadhafi told me that he’d made a videotape for me. 'Uh oh,' I thought, 'what is this going to be?' It was a quite innocent collection of photos of me with world leaders - President Bush, Vladimir Putin, Hu Jintao, and so on,” she said, according to the Daily Beast.

Rice’s book goes on sale November 1.

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  1. Christyinokc

    Leeintulsa you're so smart and probably right. Sick republicans why dont the american people see that.

    October 21, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Insanity"

    She's a humdinger.....a Venus Flytrap. :x

    October 21, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. banasy©

    @Jeff Frank:

    A Venus Flytrap?
    Lmao.
    What?

    October 21, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. dumisani

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    izwe elethu! Mayibuyeiafrica!

    October 21, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. banasy©

    @leeintulsa & Christyinokc:

    While there may be some coincidence in the timing, please do not give people any ideas that this was all pre-ordained.
    We do *not* some conspiracy theorist spouting a whole lot of data/statistics that mean absolutely nothing except Moe is dead and Condi is releasing a book.

    I heard all about Moe's infatuation months ago, anyway.
    At the time they found all the stuff.
    Yeesh!

    October 21, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. bigwilliestyles

    She's a criminal, just like the rest of the regime. She may have some things going for her; looks ain't one of 'em.

    October 22, 2011 at 4:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Jean Sartre, Milwaukee, WI

    'African Flower in the White House.' Yes, indeed, a Stink weed!

    October 22, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. saywhat

    Our senior public officials courting those we later chose to demonize & they courting them back is nothing new.
    Ronald Reagan hosted Taliban leaders ( we called them freedom fighters then) at the White House in 1985 & called them " moral equivalent of our Founding Fathers".
    We courted Saddam as a friend & ally right up to his invasion of Kuwait. Remember the now infamous meeting of our Ambassador Catherine Glaspie with Saddam in July 1990 when we gave a nod to him to invade Kuwait. Or the much touted meeting of Rumsfeld with him in sept.2002. Ditto with various pother 'dictators' & demons including Ghaddafi.

    October 22, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. WOT

    White flowers are about peace, we, Americans are sick with to, too much hate for one another! Try love people, it will clean your heart and mind!

    October 22, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Gepaart Vision

    ANTI WALL STREET PROTESTS = TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP = COMMUNISM

    WHITES AREN’T WELCOME IN AMERICA ANY LONGER !!! OUT OF AMERICA WITH WHITES NOW !!! http://www.youtube.com/user/BostjanAvsec <== OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE RECORDED LIVE IN 2009. These are hard facts about lunatic Obama/Bush's twilight zone administrations(HORROR) or genocide against white population

    Ask your local newspaper/media why do they keep silent about crime/genocide !!? Ask them why do they KNOWINGLY participate in crime/genocide !!! BECAUSE SILENCE = CRIME !!!

    WALL STREET PROTESTS...NOT ANTI WALL-STREET AT ALL, BUT INSTEAD RACIALLY MOTIVATED VIOLENCE AGAINST WHITES !!!

    ANTI WALL-STREET PROTESTS ARE ALSO KNOWN UNDER ZIONIST "TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP" IN AMERICA !!! TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP FROM HANDS OF WHITE AMERICANS TO SO CALLED "MINORITIES"(COMMUNISM) http://multiculturalismisterrorism.blogspot.com/

    THEY WERE MURDERING YOU WITH AND INSIDE OF THEIR CORPORATIONS FOR OVER 66 YEARS !!! THEY HAVE CLOSED DOWN ALMOST EVERY SMALL COMPANY(FARMS) IN UNITES STATES OF AMERICA AND NOW, THEY WANT YOU TO GO OUT THERE AND PROTEST FOR THEM AGAINST WALL STREET(because corporations = Wall-street) !!!

    THEY WERE CRIME CONTEMPLATING AGAINST US PER EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION FOR OVER 66 YEARS AND NOW, THEY WANT YOU TO RAISE COMMUNIST FLAG UNDER AMERICAN SKY !!! ONE RACE; RAT RACE(Wall street protesters are Obama's raise of the planet Apes army which spread from London per Zionist Washington DC and communist Moscow where new Stalin is in place – PUTIN) !!!

    IF YOU PROTEST(YOU SHOULD), MAKE SURE TO RAISE SIGN WHERE DISPLAYED I CITE "66 YEARS OF GENOCIDE AGAINST WHITES IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE" OR GET LOST HOME IF NOT ALREADY HOMELESS(I despise people who starve to death out there and are afrraid to say out loud what is truth...I despise people who only see themselfs and do NOT care even about children of their own...chidren who will be turned one day in white refugees as seen on above video) !!!

    CREATE AWARENESS AND POST THIS VERY SAME VIDEO ON YOUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

    WAKE UP YOUR FRIENDS AND SAVE YOURSELF FROM AGONY(did you know that over one hundred million of so called minorities lives already in United States very today and as a result, over 450 million whites worldwide were murdered with economic genocide/oppression since WWII just as seen and proven in above video !!?)...

    THERE IS ESTIMATED THAT ONGOING GENOCIDE TREND WILL CONTINUE TO GO ON FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER 50 YEARS IF NOT DESTROYED(is completed only 30% so far) AND IS ONLY MATTER OF TIME WHEN YOU ARE NEXT IN LINE FOR THE SAKE OF MULTICULTURALISM(TERRORISM)...

    911 WAS CREATED FOR PEOPLE TO WAKE UP(deliberately by CIA)....HOWEVER, WAKE UP EITHER WHAT IS TRUTH(sanity) OR WAKE UP TO LIES(insanity = with what your self elected governments have brainwashed you when forcefully jobless/persecuted....therefor­­e, I want you to think about "WAKE UP" when watching next time ALEX JONES = CIA)

    WHEN YOU WAKE UP, I WANT YOU TO WAKE TO YOURSELF AND NOT TO SOMEONE ELSE'S DREAM (ZIONIST/COMMUNIST/LIBERAL DREAM CATCHERS/THIEFS, WHO PLOTTED 911 TO WAKE YOU AFTERWARDS WITH ECONOMIC OPPRESSION IN A WORLD OF LIES !!!)

    HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT TRUTH IS !!? WHATEVER YOU WERE BORN IS WHAT YOU ARE(truth therefore) AND FOR WHATEVER REASONS YOU HAVE CHANGED(distorted yourself) SINCE 9/11 IS WHAT YOU ARE NOT !!!

    IS IT INDEPENDENCE THAT WE CELEBRATE OR DEPENDENCE (what are your credit card bills or alimony saying about it) !!? HOW IS YOUR DIABETES AND LOST MARRIAGES !!? FORECLOSURES AND JOB SEARCH !!? THAT IS THE QUESTION TO BE OR NOT TO BE !!! IS IT LAND OF THE FREE OR STATE OF TERROR AGAINST OWN WHITE POPULATION !!? IT IS TIME TO LET THEM KNOW WHAT COLOR ARE THE STRIPES ON OUR STAR SPANGLED BANNER !!! TIME TO DETERMINE WHOSE INDEPENDENCE/AMERICA, WE CELEBRATE TODAY(who wants to erase us and denies us the right to exist) !!! IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHOM WE ADDRESS WITH "PRESIDENT" (STOP HUMILIATING YOURSELF) !!!

    YES , WE CAN..YES , WE CAN..WE WILL WIN IN WAR ON TERROR (30 whities or what are terrorists will never come back alive due to Afghanistan helicopter crash...thank you lord..aamen).

    Whitie is fighting war on terrorism just to come home and be pronounced as terrorist...turned in Timothy, jobless, homeless ..YESSS, WE CAN....FISH CAN & TENT CITY USA CAN...GABBY OPENED HER EYES CAN(psycho Tucson)

    OS(B)AMA IS MOVING OUT OF AFGHAN FEW DAYS AFTER MY POSTING ONLINE(out of Iraq few months before elections) AND IS WILLING TO IMPROVE ECONOMY(genocide against whites) FEW MONTHS AHEAD OF ELECTIONS(what is the difference between temporary and permanent jobs in USA!!?) !!

    ALL THESE JUST SO YOU CAN CLICK AGAIN ON ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES WHICH CAN BE ALL CONTROLLED(AND ARE CONTROLLED OR COMPUTER OPERATED) FROM A SINGLE CELLULAR PHONE(for entire USA)...JUST SO YOU CAN CHOSE AGAIN BETWEEN WHATEVER WAS ALREADY CHOSEN FOR YOU TO CHOOSE FROM BY ZIONIST/JEWISH LOBBY IN WASHINGTON DC.

    Don't worry O(s)bama, you have just saved lots of Dollars in your DEBT DEALS(DEAD & ILL) as those America best (Navy Seals) would also grew older and then you already know how it goes !!!

    WAKE-UP !!! WAKE UP PEOPLE BEFORE IT GETS ALL TO LATE ON PLANET APE !!! TEARS WON'T DO YOU ANY GOOD !!! AS BUSH STATED "THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE PAID FOR"(to die ) !! STOP THE GOVERNMENT TERRORISM AND TERROR AGAINST WHITES WORLDWIDE IN THE NAME OF MULTYCULTURALISM OR NWO !!

    EVEN IF IRAQ WOULD BE WAR FOR OIL, VETERANS WOULDN'T NEVER EVER HAVE TO BE HOMELESS PEOPLE THE WAY THEY ARE AND NOR WOULD OUR PEOPLE DIE ALLOVER THE PLACE THEY DO AND TO VERY TODAY(never ending war story)...BECAUSE EVEN IF WAR WAS FOR THE SAKE OF MONEY, MONEY SHOULD BE USED FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS AND NOT WHAT THE CASE IS OR AGAINST WHITES(66 YEARS AFTER WWII, THEY HAVE EATEN YOU IN AND OUT LIKE IN GERMANY PRIOR TO WWII...all your sacrifice during WWII was for nothing and the worse is yet to come in America)...

    October 22, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sensible black man

      After all that, I only have a 3-word response: damn, you're stupid

      October 23, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • SpikeG

      Depaart, I am as "white" as they come with an almost completely European ancestry ( a touch of Native American). I tried to watch some of what you posted and quickly came to the conclusion that your stupidity defies description.
      Beyond that I am speechless.

      November 7, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Gepaart Vision

    WHITES AREN’T WELCOME IN AMERICA ANY LONGER !!! OUT OF AMERICA WITH WHITES NOW !!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xGfYOAydjw OR http://www.youtube.com/user/BostjanAvsec <== OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE RECORDED LIVE IN 2009. These are hard facts about lunatic Obama/Bush's twilight zone administrations(HORROR) or genocide against white population

    Ask your local newspaper/media why do they keep silent about crime/genocide !!? Ask them why do they KNOWINGLY participate in crime/genocide !!! BECAUSE SILENCE = CRIME !!!

    ANTI WALL STREET PROTESTS = TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP = COMMUNISM

    WALL STREET PROTESTS...NOT ANTI WALL-STREET AT ALL, BUT INSTEAD RACIALLY MOTIVATED VIOLENCE AGAINST WHITES !!!

    ANTI WALL-STREET PROTESTS ARE ALSO KNOWN UNDER ZIONIST "TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP" IN AMERICA !!! TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP FROM HANDS OF WHITE AMERICANS TO SO CALLED "MINORITIES"(COMMUNISM) http://multiculturalismisterrorism.blogspot.com/

    THEY WERE MURDERING YOU WITH AND INSIDE OF THEIR CORPORATIONS FOR OVER 66 YEARS !!! THEY HAVE CLOSED DOWN ALMOST EVERY SMALL COMPANY(FARMS) IN UNITES STATES OF AMERICA AND NOW, THEY WANT YOU TO GO OUT THERE AND PROTEST FOR THEM AGAINST WALL STREET(because corporations = Wall-street) !!!

    THEY WERE CRIME CONTEMPLATING AGAINST US PER EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION FOR OVER 66 YEARS AND NOW, THEY WANT YOU TO RAISE COMMUNIST FLAG UNDER AMERICAN SKY !!! ONE RACE; RAT RACE(Wall street protesters are Obama's raise of the planet Apes army which spread from London per Zionist Washington DC and communist Moscow where new Stalin is in place – PUTIN) !!!

    IF YOU PROTEST(YOU SHOULD), MAKE SURE TO RAISE SIGN WHERE DISPLAYED I CITE "66 YEARS OF GENOCIDE AGAINST WHITES IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE" OR GET LOST HOME IF NOT ALREADY HOMELESS(I despise people who starve to death out there and are afraid to say out loud what is truth...I despise people who only see themselves and do NOT care even about children of their own...children who will be turned one day in white refugees as seen on above video) !!!

    October 22, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. ArtistCHD

    12. Diligently designed, I HAVE, already written about how it all happened with Mr. Gaddafi fronting off before the Europeans, Pinks & Whites. Playing party politics, showing off and ego tripping as an affront to his own social citizenry. Shaking hands, hugging and kissing ass of these Westerners, foreigners, who he unwisely turned his back on, after celebrating in parade like ceremonies or git together with Euro-Caucasians. At the time ....U.S. Secretary of State Gondoleeza Rice & Tony Blair Prime Minister masterminded the plotted plan, systematically setting Gaddafi up for his fatal down fall from grace. The showboating blew it for him in a hurtful and harmful manner!

    October 22, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. saywhat

    @Gepaart Vision

    Get a hold o' youself dude. You missed your appointment with Dr. ..... What was the name again?

    October 23, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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