November 3, 2003

POWERLINE notes a story I missed:

BAGHDAD, Nov. 2 — The CIA has seized an extensive cache of files from the former Iraqi Intelligence Service that is spurring U.S. investigations of weapons procurement networks and agents of influence who took money from the government of Saddam Hussein, according to U.S. officials familiar with the records. . . .

The recipients of the Iraqi funds were described by U.S. officials not as formal intelligence agents, but as prominent personalities and political figures who accepted money from Iraq as they defended Hussein publicly or pressed his causes.

I’ll be fascinated to find out who those “prominent personalities and political figures” are. Think there are some nervous folks out there tonight?

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