One of Liberia’s most infamous warlords drank beer as he ordered his men to cut off an ousted president’s ears 20 years ago. Now a senator, Prince Johnson says he plans to run for the presidency himself even though a government commission wants him tried for crimes against humanity. Despite being widely known for the gruesome torture and slaying of Samuel K. Doe - a videotape of the event was even sold on Monrovia’s streets - Johnson was overwhelmingly elected in 2005 to the Senate by his native Nimba county for a nine-year term. In place of camouflage fatigues, Johnson now wears a business suit with a Liberian flag lapel pin. Johnson said in an interview with The Associated Press that he wants to serve in this West African nation’s highest office to cement peace. (AP)

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