"Democracy is the future. We have to be ahead of the world in our region, the Middle East, and not to be lagging behind, because the whole world is heading toward democracy."
Seif el-Islam el-Qaddafi, son of Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi.
Now his idea of democracy may be different from my idea of democracy, and his political power is questionable, but I still think that this is an extraordinary statement for him to make.
UPDATE: Roger, thanks for the link!