Aisha Qaddafi taunts Clinton and Obama

Aisha Qaddafi, daughter of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, encourages Libyan people gathered at the Bab Al Azizia compound in Tripoli, Libya, April 15, 2011. AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito

Aisha Qaddafi addresses supporters in Tripoli
Aisha Qaddafi, daughter of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, encourages Libyan people gathered at the Bab Al Azizia compound in Tripoli, Libya, April 15, 2011.
AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito

Aisha el-Qaddafi, the 36-year-old lawyer daughter of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi told the New York Times in an exclusive interview that she likes telling her three children bedtime stories about life after death, especially during the war.

"To make them ready," she said during the interview, "because in a time of war you never know when a rocket or a bomb might hit you, and that will be the end."

Qaddafi, who once served on Saddam Hussein's defense team, compared NATO's efforts in Libya to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, predicting a situation even worse for Libya's future.

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"The opposition in Iraq told the West that when you come to Iraq they will greet you with roses," Qaddafi told the New York Times. "Almost 10 years later they are receiving the Americans with bullets, and, believe me, the situation in Libya will be much worse."

The only daughter of Muammar Qaddafi insulted both Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama, telling the New York Times that Obama "achieved nothing so far" and asking Clinton, "Why didn't you leave the White House when you found out about the cheating of your husband?"

According to the New York Times, Qaddafi repeatedly asked for talks, saying, "The world should come together at a round table...under the auspices of international organizations," while dismissing negotiations with the opposition, calling them "terrorists".

Qaddafi also laughed at the irony of the United Nations referring her to the International Criminal Court recently, when it once "begged" her to be a UN goodwill ambassador.

When asked about her father's mindset, Qaddafi told the New York Times, "He is as strong as the world knows him." She was sure that the people of Libya supported him. "He is quite sure that the Libyan people are loyal to him," said Qaddafi.

  • Ann Binlot

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