Exiles of the Rich and Infamous

With war clouds darkening, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Colin Powell have floated the idea that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's voluntary exile might be an acceptable alternative to unseating him by force. But what sort of life would that be for a dictator used to a stable of yes-men and all the perks of power and wealth? Not necessarily a bad one, if the fate of most--but not all--exiled despots is any guide. --By Harriet Barovick

IDI AMIN Uganda The man who ruled for eight murderous years now luxuriates in Saudi Arabia's Jedda, where he enjoys swimming,...

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