iraqi scientist follies
Talking Points Memo has a facinating article on Mahdi Obeidi...you know, the Iraqi scientist who revealed he had a nuclear centrifuge part buried in his rose garden. It seems that the US appears to be reneging on a deal to let Obeidi emigrate ot the US. Josh Marshall has several speculations (the government doesn't want Obeidi showing up on Larry King Live to say Saddam really did scrap his WMD programs, for example). He also notes, correctly, that any way you slice it, this policy doesn't bode well for encouraging other Iraqi scientists -- the ones we don't have in custody yet, since they obviously aren't leading us to weapons either -- to come forward.
CalPundit comments as well.