It has long been reported that Gaddafi has admired Rice. Previously Gaddafi has taken Rice out to a private dinner and given her hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gifts.
The Huffington Post reports:
The discovery was perhaps not surprising given Gaddafi’s much-professed admiration of Rice, MSNBC is noting. “I support my darling black African woman,” Gaddafi told al-Jazeera television in 2007, according to The Guardian. “I admire and am very proud of the way she leans back and gives orders to the Arab leaders…Leezza, Leezza, Leezza. I love her very much. I admire her and I’m proud of her because she’s a black woman of African origin.”