NYT on Iraq: Past, Present, and Future

The “Week in Review” section of today’s New York Times has two very illuminating (and not very cheerful) pieces on Iraq. Mahdi Obeidi, who headed Saddam’s nuclear weapons project, explains what was going on prior to the invasion and what should be done to ensure that Saddam’s corps of nuclear technicians doesn’t decamp for Iran, North Korea, Syria, or al Quaeda. Roger E. Cohen sorts out the menu of unpalatable options for the Coalition forces. (A rather easy registration process is required to access the articles.)