Looters ignore Saddam’s books

“They took almost everything. The home of Tariq Aziz, Iraq’s deputy premier, was one of the many of high-ranking ministers to suffer at the hands of the looting mobs in Baghdad yesterday.”

“But what they left behind in his library was politically notable: the complete works of Saddam Hussein in Arabic, the mafia novels of Mario Puzo, author of the Godfather, and a book on geopolitics by Richard Nixon, former US president.”

“The looters had driven tractors, pick-up trucks, trailers and even a large bus up to the sumptuous villa belonging to Aziz who, before the war, was regarded as the most famous man in Baghdad, apart from Saddam.” (from The Herald)