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(From Asahi Shimbun)
`He failed to realize his purpose because of his personal ambition.' MASAYOSHI TAKEMURA Former finance minister The Asahi Shimbun Yukio Hatoyama relinquished his president's post a humiliated man. Criticized and ridiculed for the turmoil engulfing Minshuto (Democratic Party of Japan), Hatoyama officially resigned Dec. 13 and headed for a bar in Tokyo's Shinbashi for a few drinks with Liberal Party leader Ichiro Ozawa
But Hatoyama, 55, had no intention of drowning his sorrows in booze. Instead, he continued plotting his dream of overthrowing the Liberal Democratic Party-an obsession that many, including his brother, say has clouded his common sense …