Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told ABC News that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's confidants have been speaking to other nations “allegedly on Gadhafi’s behalf” for exile options.
She did not say which nations Gadhafi’s regime has been speaking to but former Libyan officials who spoke to The Examiner said Venezuela, headed by American foe Hugo Chavez, is one. Chavez is a close ally of Gadhafi and defended him at the beginning of the uprising.
Clinton admitted that she didn’t know what Gadhafi would do or if he would accept aid to step down.
“Some of it is theatre,” she said. “A lot of it is just the way he behaves. It's somewhat unpredictable. But some of it, we think, is exploring. You know, what are my options, where could I go, what could I do. And we would encourage that.”