DURST: U.N. Secretary-General Kofi-Annan
So UN Secretary-General Kofi-Annan probably looked at it as a way to pick up some fast frequent flyer miles and maybe a chance to get a good deal on some bargain basement Persian rugs in return for a shipment of black market antibiotics. Or maybe Saddam's agreement is just a ruse in order to rig up the UNSCOM security cameras so all they see is a blank loop tape of happy Iraqis making powdered milk while feeding orphaned duckies on the side. Either that or this whole thing is an International set up to give Saddam another 60 days so he can send out more human shield notices by horseback. Imagine finding one of those cheerful messages in your mail box: "Oh, terrific, look honey, it's a note from the Supreme All Knowing Mother Of All Dictators. We're human shields. At the Presidential Palace. Oh, it don't get better than this. At least we're better off than poor Achmed. He's a mine finder." I don't know about you, but I'd be willing to trade human shield or mine finder patrol for jury duty any day. Too bad Saddam's son in laws didn't think of that first.