Friday, 21 October 2011

It ends in a hole in the ground

At the height of WWII, Adolf Hitler ruled Europe from the English Channel in the West to the Urals in the East; from the Baltic in the North to the Mediterranean in the South. Then a couple of years later he took his own life in a bunker under Berlin.

Saddam Hussein was absolute ruler of Iraq for a quarter of a century. He was eventually found hiding in a dugout with a camping stove and some cans of soup, and was later hanged.

Colonel Gaddafi governed Libya for 42 years but yesterday was found hiding in a drainage culvert measuring three feet across. He was pulled out but died a couple of hours later in disputed circumstances.

What is it about dictators and holes in the ground?

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