Who Are Those Inspectors?

In their blue jeans and baseball caps, the U.N. weapons inspectors roaming around Baghdad may look like dotcom alums with clipboards, but they were selected with care. "We're not taking people off the street for this job," says Ewen Buchanan, spokesman for the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), the agency searching for biological and chemical weapons in Iraq. Buchanan says that of the hundreds of applications the U.N. rejected for the 302 spots filled on the inspections team so far, some were very impressive, some not. "We have the adventurers who just think it would be cool to...

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