Colonel Tin-pot Gaddafi

Portrait of the young Gaddafi: A nutcase who loathed the 'ugly British' and was so unworldly he drank water from a finger bowl
A dispatch from the British Embassy in Tripoli stated: ‘The simplest conclusion to draw would be that in his vision of himself as a new Arab messiah, Gaddafi is bordering on the insane.’

King Hussein of Jordan regarded him as an unworldly ‘nutcase’.

A report from North Yemen described how that country’s ruler, President Saleh, was so shaken by an encounter with Gaddafi that he turned to the American ambassador at an event and commented: ‘Mad, isn’t he?’