Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Thursday, October 03, 2002

Now I know why, besides the whole unfettered (i.e. anywhere anytime) part, Saddam is not willing to comply with new resolutions. The draft includes a section about offering amnesty to Oraqi WMD scientists for info.

The United States and Britain want Iraq's top weapons scientists to be allowed to leave the country with their families so they can be questioned by United Nations experts, it has emerged. The demand, in the draft US-British resolution being urged on the UN Security Council, is designed to allow weapons inspectors to interview key scientists without the intimidating presence of Iraqi officials. One diplomat involved in drafting the resolution denied that the plan was to extract Saddam Hussein's scientific elite and offer them a comfortable retirement in the West.

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