Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi lectured an American audience on democracy via a videoconference link to a New York university on Thursday, stating that Libya was the only real democracy in the world. Gaddafi was addressing an unprecedented gathering of U.S. and Libyan academics prompted by a thaw in relations since the former Pariah State decided in 2003 to abandon nuclear weapons and took responsibility for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.
Gaddafi used the rare interaction with Westerners to tout Libya's political system as superior to parliamentary and representative democracies in the West which he said were farcical and fake. Gaddafi also said that nations should not involve themselves with the internal affairs of other nations.
The question is: superior for who?
UPDATE: Well, what he said was even worse, from BBC:
In the Middle East, the opposition is quite different
than the opposition in advanced countries. In our countries, the
opposition takes the form of explosions, assassinations, killings
And acknowledging that kind of opposition, he still thinks his system is superior? I'm astonished.