Man Without Qualities

Monday, April 07, 2003

What Are Friends For?

The Russians have been good to Saddam Hussein. And now there's this report:

Iraq may have set up the weekend attack on a convoy of Russian diplomats fleeing Baghdad by instructing the drivers to take a different route than planned. The official, speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity, said there were indications the Iraqis had tried to create an international incident by altering the route of the convoy to pass through a contested area west of Baghdad on Sunday.

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