Not naming names in the UN report

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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 this morning.
 
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
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 this morning.
 
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