Sunday, July 18, 2004

The convoluted Niger affair

Josh Marshall gives us more. But one angle I have yet to see explored is probably too subtle to be real. The mining and shipping of uranium is fairly hard to disguise if anyone happens to be looking. If I had a deal for some uranium that I wanted to keep under cover the smart thing to do would be to create a big diversion and then hide it in plain sight like a purloined letter. And what better diversion could there be than to create a document that lays out exactly what you are going to do but do it is such a way that it's an obvious forgery. When the document is discounted noone is going to be looking your way again.

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