Gadhafi: Without any doubt, when a human being is asleep in his house at night, and bombs are falling on his head, it will affect him all of his life. It's very difficult for one to forget this type of experience. It will be with me, and it will be told to my children and grandchildren. I'm really sorry that the world, with all its progress and civilization and advancement in knowledge and technology, is still using force and violence. We're even more sorry that a great country like the United States still uses force to settle its disputes with other nations, such as Libya, Iraq, Sudan and Yugoslavia.
Question: How will you finance your effort to rebuild the Libyan Olympic team?
Gadhafi: In the past, sport was neglected in Libya because officials in the government felt there were other priorities, such as health and education. My goal is to be self-sufficient, where we do not take money from the government. Without mentioning budgets, about 95 percent of the financing of Libyan sports is already privatized, and I want this to be 100 percent soon. We are allowing advertising, and we have all kinds of signs and billboards when we have competitions, and TV will pay for live telecasts of certain events. We are looking forward to the day when U.S. companies will be allowed to come to Libya and participate with us in rebuilding and reshaping our sports, whether through construction or advertising or any other vehicle that will help sports in Libya.
Not long after the Engineer says that, the interview ends, along with the reporter's trip. The law of entropy remains the most immutable yet humanly resisted rule of physics. So the world had best prepare itself, because in one year a young man named Mu'ammar Gadhafi will march with his little team into the opening ceremonies of an event purportedly devoted to peace and goodwill.