Friday, December 19, 2003

Agents for deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein have penetrated the U.S. command in Iraq, ABCNEWS has learned. As a result, they have the potential to undermine U.S. authority.

Among the documents found in Saddam's briefcase when he was captured last weekend was a list of names of Iraqis who have been working with the United States — either in the Iraqi security forces or the Coalition Provisional Authority — and are feeding information to the insurgents, a U.S. official told ABCNEWS.

"We were badly infiltrated," said the official....


Yup -- and if you goto the page for today's Morning Edition and scroll down to the story "Iraqi Rebels Vow to Keep Fighting," you can hear about just such a double agent. No surprise, of course -- it's an inevitable risk in "Iraqification."

(ABC link via Cursor.)

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