WASHINGTON–Libyran strongman Moammar Gadhafi, in an interview with ABC’s Christiane Amanpour, the host of “This Week” is in a state of denial about the uprising in his country. “They love me. All my people with me. They love me all,” Gadhafi told her.
He says it is not happening. An excerpt from their exchange:
COL. GADHAFI: No demonstrations at all in the streets.
MS. AMANPOUR: But —
COL. GADHAFI: They love me. All my people with me. They love me all.
MS. AMANPOUR: But if they do love you —
COL. GADHAFI: They will die to protect me, my people. No, no.
MS. AMANPOUR: If you say they do love you, then why are they capturing Benghazi and they say they’re against you there. Why are they —
COL. GADHAFI: This is al-Qaida. This is al-Qaida. It is al- Qaida, not my people.