Iraqi Spy Arrested in Chicago

Nope, no WMD found in his apartment. Also, if you are a lefty just remember that this post is not happening. Disregard what follows because, as we all know, there is no link between Saddam and terrorism. None.


An Iraqi-born man who federal prosecutors say was a "sleeper agent" for Saddam Hussein's spy agency was arrested Monday for allegedly lying on his application to become a U.S. citizen....

The indictment concerns Latchin's 1998 application for citizenship. Asked to list any organizations to which he belonged, he failed to put down Saddam's Baath Party, according to the indictment.

He also did not list that he had been a member of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, the foreign intelligence arm of the Iraqi government, and said three overseas trips he made were vacations when in fact he met with his intelligence handler, according to the indictment. [more]

Hat tip: Ace

Captain Ed and Instapundit late on the scene....but, at least word is getting out.

Posted by: Rusty at 03:33 PM


1 I know you Republicans like to label things, but come on, unless you believe the 007 movies are based off of true events, a spy is not a terrorist. And if every spy is a terrorist, then the US government employs an awful lot of terrorist worldwide.

Posted by: txgeek at August 31, 2004 04:03 PM

2 That's actually a good challenge. But the man wasn't a 'spy' in the James Bond sense, he was a 'sleeper agent'. Think Manchurian Candidate. Sleeper agents are activated for specific missions, usually espionage.

Posted by: RS at August 31, 2004 04:06 PM

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