Sunday, April 13, 2003

Watson & Crick (& Wilkins & Franklin):

General Tommy Franks' responses to a set of questions about whether the crater in Baghdad was being tested for Saddam Hussein's DNA was very interesting. Yes, the crater is being tested. And yes (emphatic yes), the U.S. does have a DNA sample against which to compare traces.

Hmm. That means that at some point, they got a sample from a hairbrush, a toothbrush, or a fedora. And either they got it from one of the recently entered palaces, or they have had it for a long time. I suspect the latter, because they would be much more controlled circumstances, and probably while Saddam Hussein was on travel. It also means there is probably a whole set of DNA samples that belong to other world leaders in some "mojo vault."

GATTACA. And so it begins.

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