RUMMAGING….The Telegraph has been rummaging around burned out Iraqi ministry buildings and come up with evidence that MP George Galloway accepted millions of dollars from Saddam Hussein. A few days later, after more rummaging, they came across evidence that Saddam had connections with al-Qaeda.

The London Times, meanwhile, has been doing its own rummaging and discovered evidence that France had been giving Saddam regular reports on its dealings with America.

This is all very interesting, but I have a couple of questions:

  • What are these guys doing rummaging around Iraqi ministries? Shouldn’t the coalition forces be carefully scouring those buildings themselves?

  • And even if rummaging is permitted, where’s the American press? Three big scoops for conservative British newspapers, but the Americans, with many more reporters on the ground, haven’t come up with anything. What’s the deal with that?

Am I the only one who thinks there’s more here than meets the eye?

UPDATE: In comments, Brad Johnson points to this Guardian article indicating that British intelligence doesn’t think there’s much to these stories.