National Review has an intreguing rumor:
"Rich, This is from Bloomberg, sorry no link: ‘The U.S. targeted the leaders after engineering reports yesterday that Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz had defected, Sky News reported, citing unidentified offficials. The reports prompted Azia to go on live television yesterday to prove his loyalty, allowing the U.S. to track the source of the transmission and follow Aziz’s movements, Sky reported.’ In other words, we flushed out Aziz, followed him, and made him drop a dime on Saddam without him knowing it."
If this is true, that has to be one of the biggest intelligence victories in the history of American warfare. Hats off to our shadow warriors if this turns out to be true.