Condoleeza Rice: Gadaffi's apparent crush was "creepy"
Former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, who met slain Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi in Tripoli in September 2008, has said his apparent obsession with her was "weird and a bit creepy", DPA reported.
In her latest book, No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington, Rice describes how the eccentric dictator played a montage of video images of her. The clip was set to a tune, written by a Libyan composer, titled African Flower in the White House.
In an interview late Wednesday on CNN, Rice recalled her relief when the video turned out not to be raunchy.
Gaddafi died of shot wounds last month after being captured by rebels, who toppled his regime in an uprising that started early this year.
When rebel forces seized Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli, they found a scrapbook full of pictures of Rice, who was the first African-American woman to become secretary of state - a post she held from 2005-09.
She described the photo album as "quite extraordinary, weird and a bit creepy."
"I had actually known that he had this fixation on me," Rice said on CNN.
"My job was to go there and do diplomatic business and get out, so that's what I did," she said. "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."