Just Desserts

Mike Daley forwards a comfortably chilly story from the Washington Post:

The U.S. government has obtained potentially valuable new information on Iraq’s biological and chemical weapons programs in recent days from scientists and intelligence agents confronted outside Iraq with threats that failure to cooperate could mean unpleasant consequences when Baghdad falls, according to two U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the effort.

In a top-secret adjunct to an openly reported diplomatic initiative, U.S. and allied intelligence services summoned scores of Iraqi operatives in foreign capitals to present a stark choice. They were told “they could either ‘turn,’ ” said one official, using an expression for switching sides, or be expelled back to Iraq “to enjoy your very short stay in Baghdad.”


That’s cold, man. And, like, totally unfair.



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