Iraq: Inspectors Ask, Was It a Ruse or an Arrest?

Inspectors Ask, Was It a Ruse or an Arrest?

The Iraqi government announced last week that NASSIR AL-HINDAWI, a 70-year-old microbiologist who is the former director of Iraq's biological-weapons program, was arrested trying to fly out of Baghdad with 200 pages of documents on SADDAM HUSSEIN's germ-warfare program. Though Iraqi police claim he was taking the documents to a "rogue" nation, White House aides suspect that the arrest was staged as part of an elaborate psychological operation by Saddam to persuade the United Nations that he is now serious about dismantling his weapons of mass destruction. After the arrest, the police turned over the documents they say were confiscated from...

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