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

Thursday, March 06, 2003

Saddam's new autobiography is out.

Saddam Hussein fondly remembers how his mother used to run her fingers through his hair and tell him children's stories during a poverty-stricken upbringing.

Men and a City, a new autobiography of Iraq's president, tells the story of a shepherd boy growing up close to his mother with no qualms about using force to achieve his objectives.

It also strays into the present, expressing frustration with corruption that has crept into Iraqi society since the 1991 Gulf War and describes in detail the tribes and terrain that Iraq finds difficult to govern from the Centre.

"This is his best book yet," said one housewife. "It is easy to read. The president has changed the names of few persons in his life. It is easy to identify them though."

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