Thursday, March 20, 2003

As predicted here (almost) in an earlier posting, former Iraqi general, Nizar al-Khazraji, has appeared in Qatar at U.S. Central Command, that's according to a report yesterday from IRNA, the Iranian news agency, citing Iraqi opposition sources. If the story is true, then Khazraji, who was being investigated for war crimes in Denmark, fled illegally, and the U.S., if it welcomes him, is complicit.

Is that important? Maybe not, but Denmark happens to be in the Coalition of the Willing, and may not particularly like the idea that they are now objective allies of someone whom they were investigating for war crimes.

Khazraji was head of Iraq's armed forces from 1987 to 1990, but then turned against Saddam. He is being investigated for alleged crimes during the Anfal campaign against the Kurds in the mid-1980s.

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