I don’t know what to make of Bill Gertz’s report today that John A. Shaw–the Pentagon official who publicly alleged that Russian Special Forces aided Saddam in hiding his WMDs in the days before the war–“was forced to leave his position Dec. 10 as the result of a “reorganization” that eliminated his job.”
Was Shaw talking out of school or was he lying or both or neither? Beats me. What is interesting is that, according to Google News, the only media outlet (other than Drudge) to have picked up the story as of this moment is The Moscow News. They note:
Reports in the Russian media about two retired Russian generals receiving awards from Saddam’s government 10 days before the coalition assault on Iraq began corroborated Shaw’s report.