April 29, 2003

WHAT ARE the penalties for

WHAT ARE the penalties for lying to the UN? Do they make you stand in a corner?

A leading Iraqi scientist who worked in the country's biological weapons program in the 1980s said he and his colleagues lied to UN inspectors about biological and chemical weapons, The New York Times reported.

The stories he gave the inspectors "were all lies," Nissar Hindawi told the paper.

Iraq "produced huge quantities" of liquid anthrax and botulinum toxin, he said.

So it's little wonder that ...

Only a minority within the Bush administration want UN inspectors to return to Iraq.

"Forget it. On principle, we don't want the United Nations running around Iraq," one official told the paper.


Posted by Tim Blair at April 29, 2003 12:01 AM