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Ritter's recent observation regarding unverified defector reports is well-taken. Two extreme examples that come to mind are reports of Saddam's squad of belly-dancing assassins (TheTimes), and of a 1989 nuclear test beneath Lake Rezazza (BBC2).
And today in the NYTimes, Safire notes in passing the presence of a bio-weapons lab in a Baghdad hospital's basement.
Any other defector's tall tales that come to mind? Such annecdotes will be useful in puncturing this gossip masquerading as news ... I sympathize deeply with those attempting to leave Saddam's Iraq, but it needs to be clear that such reports aren't casus belli.
Thanks in advance,
P.S. - No need to hunt down the citation ... annecdote and timeframe will suffice ... Non-Iraqi defector claims welcomed, also ...