Catch Me If You Can

Last week was rough for disciples of Saddam Hussein. But while Saddam's sons were being gunned down by U.S. forces, another less famous supporter of the fugitive Iraqi dictator held his ground. Mowaffaq Mahmoud al-Ani, Iraq's ex-Ambassador to China, has completed seven weeks of an armed occupation of Iraq's embassy in Beijing. According to Talal al-Khudairi, who has been tapped by Iraq's new Foreign Ministry to assume the ambassadorship, al-Ani received a telegram relieving him of his duties on June 6. Determined to ignore the order, al-Ani chained the doors of key embassy offices shut, armed himself and his wife with...

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