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Monday, April 28, 2003

The Weekly Standard has a lengthy history of Saddam's penchant for bribing journalists. Both our buddies George Galloway and Scott Ritter are featured prominently, and it had this to say in particular about Ritter:
Al-Khafaji first came to public notice after revelations that he gave former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter $400,000 to produce a film that criticized the United States for its role in the inspection process. Al-Khafaji, who is listed as a "senior executive producer" of the film, arranged meetings for Ritter with high-level officials in Saddam's government, a feat New York Times magazine writer Barry Bearak found "impressive." Ritter had previously been an outspoken critic of Saddam Hussein, and issued dire warnings about the status of the Iraqi dictator's weapons of mass destruction. His sudden flip--he is now a leading apologist for Saddam's regime--and revelations about Ritter's 2001 arrest for soliciting sex with minors have fueled speculation about the nature of his relationship with al-Khafaji.

I can only wonder how deep this goes, as both Middle Eastern and Western journalists are also implicated. CNN?

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