When Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited Tripoli last year for
the first time in more than 50 years, Qadhafi gave Rice a diamond ring
and other items with a total value of $212,225, according to a report the State Department submitted Wednesday.
Qadhafi's gifts to American visitors last September also reflected
the personality cult he has encouraged over the years. Rice got a
locket with the Libyan leader's photo in it. Her spokesman, Sean
McCormack, got an $800 Men's RADO watch "with small likeness of
Qadhafi's face on watch face," the State Department said in the report
set to be published Thursday in the Federal Register.
June 25, 2009
Moammar Hearts Condi
The Saudis were even more generous, although it doesn't appear that any of the jewelry they gave Rice featured pictures of King Abdullah.