Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Monday, March 17, 2003

Saddam making contingency plans?

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has put his half-brother Barzan al-Tikriti, an ex-envoy to the United Nations in Geneva, under house arrest after he refused to pledge support for Saddam's powerful son, Qusay, in the event he succeeds the Iraqi leader, a newspaper claimed on Sunday.

The report, which could not be independently confirmed, said the latter did not comment but when asked what he thought of the possibility of Qusay succeeding Saddam, he replied: "I put up with this situation for more than 20 years because you are here.

"But once you're no longer around, I will act differently."

Well now we know who the heir apparent is.

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