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Gaddafi – No longer “Mad Dog” of Middle East

September 3, 2008

Libyan leader Gaddafi listens to a speaker at the African Union summitOnce called the “mad dog of the Middle East” by President Ronald Reagan, Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi will meet U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice this week.

Senior State Department official David Welch told reporters he had met Gaddafi — “a person of personality and experience” — several times. 

“We don’t refer to Colonel Gaddafi in those terms today,” said Welch when asked about Reagan’s derogatory reference. 

He anticipated Rice, America’s most senior diplomat, was “quite capable” of meeting with Gaddafi and looking after U.S. interests. 

“She is anticipating this one with great interest,” he said of the upcoming Tripoli encounter. 

No word on whether the meeting — the first between Libya and a U.S. secretary of state since 1953 — will take place in one of Gaddafi’s tents.

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Mr Gaddafi will remain always as “Mad Dog”,he will never change. He is one of the bull leaders of Africa. The only way out to get rid of him is to throw him from ruling the Libian poeple.We Africans hate him very much. We dont even want to hear about him. So,Americans please don’t discuss with him just…..away.

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