Hello Cruel World
Saturday, August 16, 2003
Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish
It's just been announced that Idi Amin has died. Peacefully & with the best of care, after a long comfortable retirement.
Charles Taylor must be a bit comforted by that. I wonder if Baroness Thatcher will visit & offer her condolences to the grieving family & friends? After all, she's been such a tower of strength for others.

Amin, Idi entry at www.africana.com
Self-titled "his Excellency President for Life Field Marshal Al Hadji Dr. Idi Amin, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Sea and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular," Idi Amin also made a name for himself as one of the most despotic and brutal rulers in postcolonial Africa...

From our Ugandan correspondent

Ah the glory days when Alan Coren would satirise the Ugandan dictator on a regular basis, ... Then, like Hitler, it became too horrible to be funny any more.
But as Mark Steyn reminds us..., satire can often be redundant in the face of the glorious insanity offered by by reality.

He will not be missed

By Mark Steyn (Filed: 27/07/2003)
Profile: Idi Amin - from the Uk Telegraph site, www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/

(There was also a CD by British comic John Bird: The Collected Broadcasts of Idi Amin.)

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