Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Man with the Golden Gun
The capture and death of a once feared and all-powerful leader is a strange, almost surreal affair. Saddam Hussein in that hole near Tikrit, Osama Bin Laden in the house in Abbottabad, and now Muammar Gaddafi in a drainage pipe in Sirte. There was something unreal and yet totally understandable about Gadaffi's end - that he was in Sirte in the first place (but then why not?), that he was found where he was (but then what other place of refuge did we expect?) and the parading around of not only his wretched body but also his golden gun (which looked just like Christopher Lee's). Anyway, fingers crossed the new Libyan Government works out.