French president Nicolas Sarkozy met with reformed outcast Muammar al-Gaddafi today, just one day after Libya released five Bulgarian nurses and one doctor in an effort to shed the country's rogue image. Sarkozy clinched a number of ventures with the newly open economy, including a deal to build a nuclear plant on Libyan soil, Der Spiegel reports.
Anti-nuclear groups chastened Sarkozy for his haste to supply the dictator with technology that could eventually prove lethal. Gaddafi promises he's mended his ways, though, and even Condoleezza Rice proposed a visit soon. “I know that American companies are very interested in working in Libya," she said.