The death of Qaddafi

After 40 years in power, the dictator is dead. Back in 2001, Charlie Rose profiled the controversial Libyan leader

When "60 Minutes" profiled Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi in 2001, he was a man firmly in control of his country. Even though he'd been called a terrorist and a tyrant for 30 years, and even though Libya had been implicated in the bombing of a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland, Qaddafi told Charlie Rose that he wanted to make peace with the West.

To prove his point that he was "a simple man who is not a terrorist," Qaddafi took Rose out to his desert tent, where they ate camel meat and couscous. As the piece ended, Qaddafi - sniffing flowers - kept insisting that he was mellowing, becoming a man of peace, and creating a more open culture in Libya. What a difference a decade makes.

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