Michael Young at Reason
has an interesting explanation
as to why the names of several Syrians — including Assad's brother in law — implicating them in the plot were left out of the final version of the report, as I reported
Where I quoted the Daily Star
as saying it was the State Department that had requested the names not be mentioned, Young shows that it was the Secretary General's office that was responsible for the redaction.
Of course, State could have asked Anan not to publish the names, which actually makes more sense than Anan doing something like that on his own.
Rick Moran 10 21 05