Sunday, February 12, 2006
Syria�s Former Veep on Sharon, Hariri, Assad - Newsweek: International Editions - MSNBC.com: "Yet this same Abdel Halim Khaddam, who continued to serve as Syria�s vice president after Bashar Assad inherited the top job from his father in June 2000, is now presenting himself as the man who might help replace the much-hated and increasingly isolated regime in Damascus. Last summer Khaddam left Syria for exile in France. Until last week, he said nothing in public. But in the last few days, from a luxurious townhouse in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods of Paris, Khaddam has gone public with vague plans to bring democracy to Syria and with specific accusations against the regime he once served"