Thursday, April 10, 2003

Tariq Aziz' Christian knick-knacks

The kitchen is spacious and looks lived-in. Appliances sit out on the counters beside several Christian icons and Virgin Mary figurines, totems of the faith that always set Aziz apart from his overwhelmingly Muslim country. A bulletin board is layered with snapshots from Aziz family life: celebrating Christmas, playing in a snowstorm, visiting the seashore. And of course, Aziz beaming beside his friend and mentor, Saddam.

A fascinating look at the contents of Aziz's home as well as one of Hussein's palaces.