He is a wildly delusional dictator. He tells the player that he is the president of his "democratic" state, and that the people love him. In reality, though, he is a totalitarian dictator and uses terrorism to control his people. After he is defeated, though, he is tried for crimes against humanity (or similar crimes), but before a verdict can be reached, he committed suicide.
He seems to be based on Libyan revolutionary Muammar al-Gaddafi.