Gaddafi welcomes ‘darling Leezza’ as US breaks bread with Libya
Another photo-op for the affirmative action lady
Condoleezza Rice, the US Secretary of State, meets Abdel Rahman Shalgham, the Libyan Foreign Minister, nearly 30 years after America broke off relations with Libya
Sample: Â The month of Ramadan is devoted to worship, contemplation, charity, and fellowship, observed with a daily fast.Â At the end of each day, Muslims traditionally break the fast with a meal known as Iftaar.Â This Iftaar is a chance to celebrate Ramadan, which commemorates the revelation of the Koran to the Prophet Mohammed, and to engage in reflection, generosity, and compassion â€“ important aspects of Islam.Â This year the theme is, “Celebrating Islamic Art and Culture.”
Catherine Philp, Times Online
“American officials had hoped that by the time Dr Rice arrived, Libya would have deposited millions of dollars in compensation in a bank account set up for the purpose, but it was said to remain empty today.”
It was a scene almost unimaginable just a few short years ago. America’s top envoy welcomed by the one-time “Mad Dog of the Middle East”, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, breaking his Ramadan fast at a lavish dinner beneath Beduin canvas and the desert stars.