"EX-DICTATOR BROKE, LIVING WITH MOM":
July 25, 2002 10:49 AM Subscribe
"EX-DICTATOR BROKE, LIVING WITH MOM": This is not an Onion link. In the Washington Post, read the story of Valentine Strasser, former Sierra Leonean military dictator, who took power at 25, was ousted four years later, lived in exile in Britain, went to law school on a UN scholarship, dropped out, lived in London under an assumed name until his student visa ran out and he was deported. He's now back home, unemployed, living with his mother. "The government says Strasser is not entitled to benefits because he took power by force. Strasser concedes the point but says he should be treated better. Last year, the government called on citizens not to throw stones at the former head of state, who without a car, was wandering around Freetown on foot." Link via Sasha, in turn via Glenn.
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