Tuesday, March 31, 2009
He forgot "capo de tutti capo"
This picture of a bizarrely shaped room shows Arab summit host the Emir of Qatar, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, and President Gadhafi of Libya. It seems like a pleasant chat.
A few hours later ...
Gadhafi disrupted the opening Arab League summit in Qatar by taking a microphone and criticizing Saudi's King Abdullah, calling him a "British product and American ally."
When the Qatari emir tried to quiet him, the Libyan leader and current Africa Union chairman insisted he be allowed to speak.
"I am an international leader, the dean of the Arab rulers, the king of kings of Africa and the imam (leader) of Muslims, and my international status does not allow me to descend to a lower level," Gadhafi said.
Gadhafi, who is known for his unpredictable behavior, then got up and walked out of the summit hall. A Libyan delegate said he went to an Islamic museum in Doha for a tour.
The museum is apparently excellent.