September 16, 2002

EVIDENCE OF A SADDAM / BIN LADEN CONNECTION may be coming out a bit sooner than Gerhard Schroder had allowed for. I don't think it'll matter much with the German elections so close, but Papa Scott is right to say "Germany can forget about a permanent UN Security Council seat for a while."

Then again, the value of those may have been inflated, like so much else, in the 1990s.