The Identity of a Man Probably Never to Be Seen
The name of the man whom the U.N. inspectors turned over to probable death at the hands of Iraqi security forces is Adnan Abdul Karim Enad.
He's a two-year veteran of the Iraqi prison system, based on deserting the army (for reasons of principle, it appears), and he worked in the market. A "flummoxed" Hans Blix fell back on politico-speech:
Well, excuse the subjects of a violent dictator for not carrying along some tea and crumpets! Beyond that, Mr. Enad didn't "seem" to be carrying a booklet; as a point of fact, he was carrying one. I continue to doubt, for reasons I've cited before, that the book was entirely empty. If it was meant as a prop to pique the U.N. inspectors' interest, I doubt that he would have held on to it so desperately.
The point is moot. This man stood as an example of how UNMOVIC will treat the average Iraqi on the street who dares to approach them:
Posted by Justin Katz @ 09:14 AM EST
Patrick Sweeney @ 02/09/2003 09:32 PM EST