Gadhafi's Daughter: Libya Will Be Worse Than Iraq

Crisis has pulled Gadhafi family together, Aisha says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2011 1:19 AM CDT
Updated Apr 27, 2011 7:42 AM CDT
Aisha Gadhafii salutes the crowds gathered at he father's residence in Tripoli earlier this month.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Moammar Gadhafi's daughter dismisses Libyan rebels as terrorists, warns that Libya will be worse for the West than Iraq, and taunts President Obama and Hillary Clinton in a defiant interview with the New York Times. "The opposition in Iraq told the West that when you come to Iraq they will greet you with roses,” says Aisha Gadhafi, a lawyer who served on Saddam Hussein's defense team. “Almost 10 years later they are receiving the Americans with bullets, and, believe me, the situation in Libya will be much worse."

Gadhafi—who claims that some Libyan rebel leaders are still in touch with her father's regime—called for international dialogue, while complaining that her father has been betrayed by the Western allies to whom he surrendered his weapons of mass destruction. "Is this the reward that we get?” she asked. “This would lead every country that has weapons of mass destruction to keep them or make more so they will not meet the same fate as Libya." (Read more Libya stories.)

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