April 25, 2003
Hmmm . . . .

Tariq Aziz is the first really big name Iraqi leader in U.S. custody, and he turned himself in. Is that because the Husseins are all dead and there's no point in putting off the inevitable? Or is it because he suffers from cancer (widely reported last year) and needs treatment that he cannot get underground? It's possible that senior Ba'ath leaders have safe houses sufficiently safe to keep them hidden for quite a while longer, but it seems unlikely (to say the least) that fugitives would have access to state-of-the-art radiation or chemotherapy facilities.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at April 25, 2003 01:46 AM