Apr
01
2001

Diplomats Say

A prose poem by Barbara Crossette

Diplomats and United Nations officials said today, officials and diplomats here said. Diplomats and officials here say the experts added. The diplomats and officials said some relief experts said diplomats said, it is widely assumed here among officials and diplomats. Diplomats from several countries said one diplomat remarked: Officials said diplomats said. Officials of the oil program... said diplomats said. Editor’s note: Extra! Update does not generally run poetry, but we were so moved by this poem—which consists of all of the sourcing for the allegations in Crossette's March 7 New York Times article, "Iraq Is Running Payoff Racket, U.N. […]