Qaddafi's Condoleezza Rice Photo Album

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The hunt is on for Muammar Qaddafi and other high-level members of his regime who fled after the rebels stormed Tripoli. For now, there are the spoils in his compound — including an album full of photos of Condoleezza Rice.

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The murderous dictator's admiration for the former secretary of state was well-known. They had dinner three years ago, after U.S.-Libya relations briefly relaxed. In 2007, Qaddafi had told Al-Jazeera, "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."


(Bizarrely, the account of the 2008 dinner also includes an anonymous reporter exclaiming, apparently of Qaddafi, "He's so hot. I can't believe it, he's so hot.").

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Rice couldn't have asked for better timing: Her publisher announced today that her memoir of her time in the Bush administration would be released in November, which might well have details of that dinner with the dictator, since the warming of relations with Libya was considered a diplomatic coup at the time. (Whoops). Still, Dick Cheney beat her in one respect: The Times already has details of his memoir, which calls Rice "naive" in her dealings with North Korea. He also said that she eventually came around to his position that George W. Bush had no reason to apologize for including false and misleading information about the justification for the war in Iraq in his State of the Union speech. "She came into my office, sat down in the chair next to my desk and tearfully admitted I had been right," he wrote. Ladies: So softhearted, yet so seductive.

In The Ruins Of Gadhafi's Lair, Rebels Find Album Filled With Photos Of His 'Darling' Condoleezza Rice [MSNBC]
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(AP) — GOP primary candidate Khal Drogo yesterday praised the successful invasion of Tripoli and said he expects the rebels to consolidate control of Libya is a matter of days.

"These men have proved they can ride," Drogo said. "Muammar Gaddafi has fallen off his horse and is no longer Khal. It is known."

If he were to win the Republican primary battle and eventually become president, Drogo said that he would throw the nation's full support behind the rebel forces as they work to cement a solid governmental structure.

"The new khalasar deserves many horses in their land across the waters," Drogo said.

Drogo's primary opponent in the GOP field, Tywin Lannister, Lord of Casterly Rock, Shield of Lannisport and Warden of the West said he felt Drogo's plan did not go far enough.

"They need more than horses," Lannister said. "It is steel that puts food in the mouths of the hungry."

Lannister said that in addition to horses he would provide swords, shields, battle axes and a battalion of Stone Crows to act as "military advisers."

"Of course, I would also be happy to provide them short and long term loans, either from my family or, with the approval of congress, from the national treasury," Lannister said.

Upstart candidate Rick Perry lashed out at both proposals.

"It would impossible for us to get our current deficits under control if we were to provide horses, weapons or personnel to help prop up a regime that should be able to stand on its own," Perry said. "Before we become involved in future foreign military maneuvers we need to cut domestic spending and balance our budget."

Perry said he felt that the foreign aid money Drogo and Lannister wish to spend in Libya would be better used propping up the wall that protects America from the unknown hordes to the south.

"Every day people from Mexico who are willing to work like zombies are slipping through the wall and taking jobs away from regular Americans," Perry said. "As it stands now the wall is run on a patronage system that has proven grossly ineffective. We need to fix that as quickly as possible."

The wall has become a political hot topic. The INS appointed administrator of the wall is Lannister's grandfather and his assistant is the illegitimate son of President Obama. Most of the men who guard the wall itself are registered sex offenders working off court appointed community service.

"We not only need new administration for the wall, we need to bolster the work force there in the most cost effective manner," Perry said.

His proposal would increase the number of guards at the wall by sentencing not only sex offenders, but all forms of convicted felons including drug users, illegal immigrants, socialists and other political undesirables to service there.

"The Stone Crows would be better used supervising the convict labor at the wall than they would advising a regime far from our shores," Perry said.

Lannister responded by calling Perry a "traitor" who once threatened to order his bannermen to pull out of the seven kingdoms.

Drogo made an ambiguous statement saying, "If Mr Perry wants a golden crown I'd be happy to meet with him and give him one."

The Khal refused to elaborate.