Tuesday, December 03, 2002

UN Inspectors -- Competent, Aggressive Need Not Apply

It turns out they didn't want the best, most experienced inspectors for this mission ... Hans Blix bypassed "some experienced inspectors because they were opposed by Iraq as too aggressive in the earlier inspections."

Why is this an issue? The Washington Post reports that one of the inspectors who passed muster, Harvey John "Jack" McGeorge, is a 53-year-old Virginia man with no specialized scientific degree and a leadership role in sadomasochistic sex clubs.

The United Nations acknowledged yesterday that it did not conduct a background check on the inspectors chosen for the diplomatically sensitive mission, but got them from the State Department. The State Dept. says it merely forwarded names of personnel for consideration and had no part in who got chose.

McGeorge has no experience and no degree in one of the fields considered essential for the position. He has offered to resign if The Post ran the story. It's unlikely that Blix will look even more stupid by accepting the resignation.

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