Gaddafi Tells Christiane Amanpour: “My People Love Me”
Just in case you wondered about the extent of Muammar Gaddafi’s delusions:
I interviewed Col. Moammar Gadhafi this morning, when he told me he cannot step down because he is not a president or king, and claimed there have been no demonstrations in the streets of Libya’s capital.
“My people love me. They would die for me,” he said.
ABC conducted the interview with BBC and the Sunday Times of London.
Gadhafi refused to acknowledge that any demonstrations had taken place in the streets of Tripoli, and he denied ever using force against his people. Gadhafi blamed al Qaeda for encouraging young people to seize arms from military installations.
Gadhafi, who has ruled Libya for 42 years, said he felt betrayed by the United States.
“I’m surprised that we have an alliance with the west to fight al Qaeda, and now that we are fighting terrorists they have abandoned us,” he said. “Perhaps they want to occupy Libya.”
This is only going to end when someone puts a bullet in the back of this guy’s head.