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Monday, August 25, 2003
This deserves further investigation

I wonder if it will get it, though. If true, this is really ugly.

Missing Iraqi General in Kuwait after CIA aided Denmark escape. 7/4/2003. ABC News Online: "Former Iraqi General Nizar al-Khazraji, touted as a possible successor to President Saddam Hussein, is now in Kuwait after escaping from Denmark last month with the help of the CIA, the Danish daily Politiken reported on Sunday.

Citing a report by the former head of the CIA's counter-terrorism department, a copy of which was obtained by the paper, Politiken said the US security services see Khazraji as their preferred successor for Saddam in a post-war Iraq, a view that is not shared by the Pentagon.

The ex-CIA official, who completed the confidential report on March 28, said the US intelligence services secretly extracted Khazraji and that he was currently helping US forces in the war against Baghdad, according to Politiken. "

Why did he have to "escape"? He was under house arrest after being indicted for war crimes. His offense? Using chemical weapons against the Kurds in 1998.
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