Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has opened up about deceased Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s crush on her, saying it was strange, weird and creepy.
Rice’s new book, “No Higher Honor,” discusses the details of her 2008 meeting with Gaddafi. In that meeting, Gaddafi showed a video montage of her with world leaders and played a song called “Black Flower in the White House,” which a Libyan composed.
Rice was taken aback by it all. She was worried that the situation may have gotten out of hand.
“What was going through my head was ‘How long do I have to sit here and how quickly can I get out of here?’” Rice told ABC News. “You know, it was funny because when he said, ‘I have a video for you,’ I thought, ‘Oh my goodness, what is this going to be?’”
But his actions at that time didn’t escalate beyond the video and the song, to Rice’s relief.
“My job was to go there and do diplomatic business and get out, so that’s what I did,” she told CNN’s Piers Morgan. “But I have to say I did have that terrible moment when he said that he had the video. I am just glad that it all came out all right.”
Gaddafi’s obsession with Rice became public in August when rebels raided his compound and found a photo album filled with pictures of her.