A brown leather suitcase of clothes taken from Italian dictator Benito Mussolini before he was shot by partisans in 1945 is to be auctioned in Dallas this week and may fetch as much as $15,000, the Wall Street Journal reported.
It is sad, but telling, that the economist James Buchanan died just as Congress was finishing up the details of its budget deal. Or, for that matter, that this 93-year-old Nobel Memorial Prize winner left us just as the U.S. entered the stage of enforcement of its new health-care law.
On the day Muammar Qaddafi died, a French warplane and an American drone attacked the convoy in which he was trying to escape Sirte. He survived with minor wounds. Suppose instead we had successfully blown him to bits. Would Western officials now be calling for an investigation of his death?
Muammar Qaddafi’s last moments were captured on video and released on the Internet: In one he is alive and in the other, dead. How the Libyan dictator met his end may now come under scrutiny in a United Nations probe.